The wild MLB offseason continues as the Philadelphia Phillies are apparently expressing interest in adding Nick Castellanos to their roster.
The man, the myth, the legend, the living meme that is Nick Castellanos is one of the most intriguing free agents available this offseason as he’s a very productive hitter who can seemingly put a ball into orbit at any given moment.
There are almost certainly a number of franchises who would love to have Castellanos playing for them and hitting home runs on a regular basis. Because of how good Castellanos is, it should come as no surprise that the Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly looking his way.
According to a tweet from Jon Morosi, the Phillies are “among the teams showing interest in free agent Nick Castellanos.”
Philadelphia Phillies reportedly interested in adding Nick Castellanos to lineup
Morosi makes sure to highlight a pretty important note when discussing why the Phillies are reportedly interested in trying to land Castellanos. As Morosi points out, Dave Dombrowski, the President of Baseball Operations for the Phillies, was previously with the Detroit Tigers, the team that drafted Castellanos and helped develop him throughout much of his career.
When he was with Detroit, Dombrowski was the president and general manager and was almost certainly very familiar with Castellanos.
Dombrowski worked for the Tigers from 2002 up until 2015, so he didn’t get the opportunity to work for the same organization as Castellanos for very long. That said, just about everyone is familiar with how Castellanos developed and improved over the years. There’s no doubt that Dombrowski is as well.
During seven seasons with Detroit, Castellanos hit 104 home runs all while posting a .274 batting average. This past season, while with the Reds, Castellanos hit 34 home runs while recording a .309 batting average.
It’d be a smart move for Dombrowski to try to reunite with Castellanos. Especially given the fact that he has the opportunity to get Castellanos in the same lineup as Bryce Harper.