How comfortable are you with Nix manning a corner outfield spot defensively? Alex says corner outfield defense is an area of opportunity.
This week’s Writer’s Roundtable question was from Ryan Dinger and compiled by Don McGettigan:
“Aside from Roy Halladay‘s health, what is another major concern you have as you watch Spring Training wind down?”
Alex Lee: This has been covered at great length, but my main concern is still the defense on the corners, particularly in the early part of the season. I believe that both Michael Young and Domonic Brown will improve defensively throughout the year, but first base and wherever Brown isn’t look like permanent problems. With Carlos Ruiz out for April, any additional lackluster defense could sink the Phillies hopes of a division title… and quickly.
Don McGettigan: My biggest concern is getting Chase Utley all the way to Opening Day. Utley is still arguably the Phillies best all-around player, and has missed the first month+ of the past two ...