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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Do the Phillies have too many young outfielders? – Phillies Nation

The Red Sox aren’t trading Devers (who plays a problem position in their org) for Hellickson and an outfield prospect (a position where they are quite comfortable).

For instance, the Red Sox could feel that this is their year but they need to add one more solid starter at the deadline. They’d want Hellickson but they don’t want to give up their top ranked prospect, third basemen Rafael Devers. The Phillies could counter with a deal that includes several prospects, including Quinn, Cozens or Williams. The Red Sox get their help and a few pieces for their future. The Phillies get that highly rated prospect who just so happens to play a position where they’re lacking some depth. This deal doesn’t hurt as much for the Phillies because of their depth.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2017 at 10:26 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. eddieot Posted: May 16, 2017 at 08:21 PM (#5456989)
No. When they have five guys in the show all worthy of an everyday slot, then they will have too many outfielders. Until then it's all speculation. And as a Phils fan I'm a believer in Altherr, even more so than Doobie. I think he can be a superstar.

Fun to argue and a nice dilemma to have but way, way too early to address this.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: May 16, 2017 at 09:29 PM (#5457079)
I don't think the Red Sox really need corner outfielders right now either.
   3. stevegamer Posted: May 16, 2017 at 11:09 PM (#5457182)
I agree with #1 - once you get above 4 guys who are starting caliber, then you can worry about it. With 4 good outfielders, you can get them all close to 75% of the maximum time, considering rest days, injuries, etc as long as two of them can handle center. The Phillies look like the crop they have will have enough competent center fielders.
   4. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 17, 2017 at 02:10 AM (#5457231)
I'm a believer in Altherr, even more so than Doobie.


These are either different types of hash or planets from a fantasy game I have yet to encounter.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 17, 2017 at 02:20 AM (#5457233)
Dear Mr. President, the Phillies have too many young outfielders, please eliminate one. P.S. I am not a crackpot.
   6. Batman Posted: May 17, 2017 at 08:22 AM (#5457247)
Now I'll always see the Phillies as featuring an outfield like the all-star home run derby, with dozens of children running around and occasionally catching a fly ball.
   7. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 17, 2017 at 09:30 AM (#5457285)
They’d want Hellickson but they don’t want to give up their top ranked prospect, third basemen Rafael Devers.


Similarly, they'd probably rather not pay a thousand dollars for a pack of gum.
   8. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: May 17, 2017 at 09:43 AM (#5457293)
This looks like as good of a place as any:

Phillies fans, tell me about Rhys Hoskins. I realize that he's played in hitter-friendly parks, and he's a little bit old, but unless he's playing in 2000 Coors, his numbers are still excellent. But scouts hate the guy. What gives?
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 17, 2017 at 10:02 AM (#5457305)
As long as the Phillies keep playing Michael Saunders, the answer is "No, they don't have too many young outfielders."

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