The Boston Globe reported today that the Phillies have made a contract offer to free agent righthander Derek Lowe.
The Inquirer initially reported last week that the Phillies have had conversations with Lowe and free agent righthander A.J. Burnett about potential contracts. The Globe report would indicate that the Phillies' interest in Lowe is more than just kicking tires. But I received no indications today that an offer actually has been made, so temper enthusiasm for the moment. But where there is smoke there can be fire, so I will keep you updated as best as possible.