It truly is anyone’s guess as to what’s up with this Jayson Werth situation. Earlier today a rumor was swirling that that the Phillies offered Jayson $55 million over 3 years with an option for a 4th year (pretty believable). It’s also been said, and I reported the same story last night that the Phillies were “Close” to with Werth, but today he denied that that was fact.
Jim Salisbury from CSNPhilly.com reported tonight that Werth had been asked in a text message if he was close to signing anywhere. Werth’s
response was: “Not at all. It’s very early. I will make
an informed decision in due time.”
What do I believe. I believe that Jayson is smart enough not to say anything dumb or let anyone think that he is ready to commit to anyone or any team. He’s going to entertain other offers, but this offer from the Phillies is pretty decent. Besides cash he’s looking for years though, so we’ll see.