Originally posted on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 1/22/12
By all accounts, Ryan Howard will not be ready by Opening Day. Thus creating an open spot on the 25-man roster. The Phillies could use a player with some speed and the ability to play the outfield on their bench, something that Michael Martinez or Scott Podsednik would provide. However, Mini-Mart can't hit, and Pods wasn't in the Majors last season, and only played 34 games in the minors. Pete Orr has plus speed, but he posted an OPS lower than Martinez and isn't really adept for the outfield. Management has already stated Domonic Brown needs more Triple-A seasoning, so burying him on the bench getting very little playing time would not make sense. Where to turn? How about the always pesky Juan Pierre or the Caveman Johnny Damon?Pierre is nothing more than a singles hitter, but he did lead the American League in stolen bases in 2010 with 68, and swiped 27 last year with the White Sox. His arm is atrocious, so RF is out of the question, but he's capable of manning center and l...
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