Report: Atlanta Braves to meet with Yasmany Tomas this weekend


On Thursday, word emerged from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas was an emerging target for the Atlanta Braves. In addition to that report, Jesse Sanchez of is now reporting that the Atlanta Braves are one of the “frontrunners” to acquire Tomas, and that the team is poised to meet with the 24-year-old this weekend in the Dominican Republic.

Here is a snippet from Sanchez’s report, dealing with Tomas and his camp’s potential asking price:

"What’s more, sources indicate Tomas is currently mulling offers and his camp is considering attending Winter Meetings in San Diego next month. The slugger is believed to be seeking at least a five to seven year deal with an annual salary near $15 million, but the Tomas’ camp has not ruled out the possibility of signing a short-term, high-value deal that would allow him to return to the market sooner rather than later."

It isn’t a surprise that Yasmany Tomas could be seeking a deal that would exceed $100 million, but it certainly qualifies as a mild shock to see that the San Diego Padres join the Braves as the leaders for his services. There is plenty of wiggle room here from the perspective of John Hart, but with the money freed up by the Jason Heyward trade and various free agent departures, the Atlanta Braves could certainly fork out this contract with room to spare if given the opportunity.

Yasmany Tomas is an intriguing name with reported power that could certainly help the offense. Now, we wait.