Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/3/12
Juan Pierre has been one of the Phillies' consistent hitters this year.  His .312 batting average is second on the club and he has stolen 27 bases.  For a contending club, he would be a nice piece the team can use at the top of the order.  However, the Phillies should let him go. This is not a knock on Juan Pierre, but last night's game is proof that the Phillies need to change this new dynamic on their roster.  Facing left-handed Ross Detwiler the Phillies typically would have played an outfield of John Mayberry, Shane Victorino, and Hunter Pence, giving them three right-handed hitters.   Instead, Manuel felt he had to put Michael Martinez in center field simply because he is a switch-hitter who can hit right-handed. Now? The Phillies' roster gives them fewer options: The Phillies replaced right-handed Hunter Pence and switch-hitting Shane Victorino with lefties Nate Schierholtz and Domonic Brown.  There is just no balance. So how would Charlie fill out his lineup card against...
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