Reports from the first day of the Winter Meetings have the Phillies casting a wide net looking for offense in the wake of Angel Pagan's decision to return to San Francisco.
Fowler, 26, posted a .389 on-base percentage in 2012, but suffered from a severe home/away split.
In one of the smuggiest non-denial denials in the history of spoken human language, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. suggested that the team had at least spoken to free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton and/or his representatives:
When asked if he had met with Hamilton, who is believed to be in the Nashville area this week, Amaro said, "No. But I wouldn’t tell you if I did." When asked if he had met with Hamilton's agent, Michael Moye, Amaro said, "No. But I wouldn’t tell you if I did."