Originally written on We Should Be GM's  |  Last updated 10/21/14
The Phillies need outfielders.  They have some in-house candidates (John Mayberry, Domonic Brown, and Darin Ruf), but outside help is needed.  Free agents like BJ Upton, Angel Pagan, and Michael Bourn are all being floated as ideas, but they'll come at quite a hefty price tag and each have their own pitfalls.For example- "There are a lot of reasons to like Upton, but it is worth mentioning he has not hit better than .246 since 2008 and has not had better than a .784 on-base-plus-slugging percentage since 2007. He strikes out a ton. Upton had a .298 on-base percentage last season. He has been benched in the past for a lack of hustle. He is not exactly a sure thing."~Todd ZoleckiMy Idea:What about David DeJesus as a platoon partner with Mayberry?Either play them in CF or RF.DeJesus against RHP- .292/.367/.449 (.816 OPS)Mayberry against LHP- .284/.328/.547 (.875 OPS).DeJesus' contract is reasonable- $4.25M in 2013 with an identical option for 2014 or $1.5M buyout. The...
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