UPDATE: Someone just fanned the flames.  As if this giant game of Whisper Down the Lane wasn't enough, now Phil from Mt. Airy (yep, the caller turned host on 97.5) just reported on-air that the Phillies offered Werth a three-year, $55 million contract with an option for a 4th year.  His source said Scott Boras and Werth went back to the Phillies because the market was not what they expected.  The source also said that if the deal doesn't happen by Tuesday, it won't happen at all.

Oh boy.  We're doing our best to to pass along all of these rumblings, but there's a lot of anonymous sources here.  After three weeks of silence, it is interesting that there seems to be a lot of chatter this weekend.  Just take it all with a grain of salt for now.

Yesterday, we told you that 97.5 reported the Phillies offered Jayson Werth a contract, and they think it may be enough to keep him.  Their source was a family friend of Ruben Amaro.

A trusted source told me that a friend of Amaro (same person?) said:

Werth was indeed offered a contract that should be a very good offer… However, the ball is now in Jayson's court. We shall see.


That doesn't really give us a whole lot of new information, but it does seem to corroborate Tom Byrne's report on 97.5.

Still not holding my breath, despite all that smoke.  Yay puns.