The Phillies have been looking for lefthanded bullpen help for the past couple months, but Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said several times recently that unless those free agents (notably Joe Beimel, Will Ohman and Dennys Reyes) take a “very modest offer” that they would not be signed.
The Phillies have been monitoring their situations for weeks, but a report today has the Phillies in back and forth negotiations with Ohman.
A Phillies source told MLB.com today that they “are not on Ohman.”
The source indicated that Ohman’s agent might be trying to generate interest in his client.
Of course, the Phillies’ interest in Ohman could change over time. As the regular season grows closer, free agents might become more desperate to sign. Amaro would not say what a “very modest offer” is, but it would seem to be $1 million or less.
Phinally Philly finds that the Phillies will be flashing a little gold on Opening Day. Holy cow, that’s a lot of PH’s and F’s in the same sentence.