Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Phillies Scouting Three Top Red Sox Prospects
the Philadelphia Phillies are doing due diligence on three top Boston kids: catcher Christian Vazquez, starting pitcher Matt Barnes and IF/OF Mookie Betts. Obviously, all this background work would be in preparation of a blockbuster deal for left-handed ace Cole Hamels. Previously, all signals from Yawkey Way were that Betts was "untouchable", but Philadelphia would be expected to demand at least one top player like the 22-year-old phenom. Boston has Blake Swihart as a potential back-fill at catcher and have several quality arms to compensate for the loss of Barnes. Betts, however, would be a big loss—being the most obvious "sure bet" among the team's top young players. Stay tuned!