Young could bring right-handed power, speed, and great defense to the Phillies in 2014 for the right price.
Each day until free agency begins, we at Phillies Nation will take a look at a player who will become a free agent five days from the conclusion of the World Series. We will explore potential performance, fit, cost, and feasibility. We continue today with right-handed outfielder Chris Young. And a reminder: you can check out all the “Pass or Play” posts by clicking on the category hyperlink.
When Young burst onto the MLB landscape in 2007, smashing 32 homers as a rookie for the NL West-winning Diamondbacks, many predicted a long, prosperous career for the then-23/24-year old, particularly if he could limit his strikeouts. By 2010, Young had become a plus-defender and an All-Star with 27 homers and 28 steals. Young would maintain a similar pace through 2011 before injuries slowed him down in 2012. Young was traded to the A’s as part of a three-way deal last offseaso...