This is not one of those rumors where there is a demonstrated link between the Phillies and Melky Cabrera. This one comes from a New York Post column by Joel Sherman, which essentially looks at Melky Cabrera and whether or not he might be a fit for the New York Yankees or New York Mets. It does, however, bring to mind whether or not Cabrera might be a fit.
Here is what he had to say about Cabrera and the Phillies, reflecting on what he heard from executive:
The Mets were one club that came up regularly as a potential landing spot for Cabrera, as were the outfield-needy Phillies.
So, it's essentially speculation.
For many Phillies fans, the reaction is one that says, "Well, if he is cheap, I'll give him a shot..." But, he may not be. One thing Sherman does in the piece is look into what Cabrera might cost to sign. Here is what he was able to get from various baseball excutives:
After the All-Star Game, there was talk Cabrera, a 28-year-old switch-...