Who is interested in signing him?
The Braves are scheduled to hold a private workout with Tomas (Heyman, Nov. 20) and, along with the Padres, they are now considered among the favorites to sign the 24-year-old Cuban free agent (Sanchez, Nov. 21).
The Phillies were once considered the favorites to sign him, however they're beginning to back off due to his asking price and limited defensive skills (Hagen, Nov. 20) The Giants, D-Backs, Mariners and Royals are said to also have interest (Passan, Nov. 20).
What about the Mets?
The Mets watched Tomas, but their scouts didn't love him (Sherman, Nov. 10) and, like the Yankees and Red Sox, they don't feel he is worth a $100 million price tag (Cerrone, Sept. 30 & King, Oct. 8 & WEEI, Nov. 3).
What is he asking for?