Phillies Could Be On The Verge Of Landing Jose Bautista

Howard Eskin of FOX 29 TV is reporting that the Phillies are on the verge of acquiring Jose Bautista from the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal could include Domonic Brown.

Bautista is under contract for two more years at $14 million each, with a team option for $14 million in 2016. He mashed 28 home runs for Toronto in 2013 with a .259 average.

The Phillies are struggling to fend off the curse of old age — and although Bautista won’t turn the clock back any, he will serve as a force in a line-up that just added Marlon Byrd this morning.

I’m not sure if I’d agree with giving up Domonic Brown here, but the Phillies could be capitalizing on the hype off his 2013 season, where he batted .272/.324/.494 over 496 at-bats with 27 home runs and 83 RBI.

We’ll see how this plays out…