Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/7/12
The Philadelphia Phillies have at least two holes to fill in their outfield for the 2013 season. Some combination of Domonic Brown, Darrin Ruf, John Mayberry Jr, Laynce Nix, and Nate Schierholtz should be able to adequately man one of the positions. Could the other two holes be filled with former division rival Mets Angel Pagan and Jason Bay? Angel Pagan seems like a no brainer as one of the best options for the Phillies. The 31 year old hit .288 with 8 homeruns and led the league with 15 triples for the World Champion Giants. He stole 29 bases and would plug in nicely in the 1 or 2 spot in the lineup. He is a switch hitter that had a .338 OBP and is a plus outfielder. There has been much talk about BJ Upton being linked to the Phillies. Pagan would come cheaper to the Phillies than Upton would and is more of a sure thing. Upton has struggled since 2008 with a low batting average and a lot of strikeouts. He does provide right handed power, is three years younger, and more of a long ...
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