It appears that General Manager Ben Cherington has made the AL East rivals the target of Boston's "Cuban Missile Crisis". Cherington is now heavily scouting the most recent Cuban defector, Yasmani Tomas who has been working out in the Dominican Republic. Tomas would feature in what could potentially be the most dangerous outfield in all of the majors, as it already has Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castilly playing left and center field.
Tomas, a right handed hitter could excel in Fenway Park, using the Green Monster to his advantage. In the 2012-2013 season in Cuba Tomas hit 15 home runs, but his power numbers dropped this past season when he only hit 6 home runs. Tomas is one of many Cubans to defect from their home country in recent years, many of these players making a big splash in the big leagues.
Tomas is only 23 years old and will likely receive a larger contract than what the Red Sox just gave to 27 year old Rusney Castillo. Signing Tomas would again shake up what the Red Sox are trying to do when sorting out their consistently full outfield, but also would provide 3 starters that would be set in stone. Tomas is expected to sign with a Major League club in late October, so the Red Sox will have to decide quickly if they want to pursue scouting Tomas further.
Do you like the idea of signing Yasmani Tomas and making our outfield all Cubans? If Cherington is able to make this deal happen will the Red Sox have enough money to sign big name free agent pitchers this offseason? Leave your answers in the comments below or tell me on twitter.