Originally written December 27, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
When Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. suggested a few weeks ago that he would be comfortable going with a "double platoon" situation in both corner outfield spots, there were a few people who snickered and thought it was a bluff. But with Nick Swisher and Cody Ross now off the board as free agents and the trade market appearing to dry up, Amaro may not have much of a choice at this rate. The Phillies' offices closed for a Christmas break, but once they reopen on Jan. 2, it is expected that the potential platoon in left field (rookie Darin Ruf and oft-injured Laynce Nix) and right field (career fourth outfielder John Mayberry Jr. and former top prospect Dom Brown) likely will be the main topic of conversation. "It's very possible that we have the answers internally," Amaro said. "I feel comfortable with the way our club is today. If there's a way to improve it, not just marginally, we'll try to do that." Right...
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