By Ed Scanlan
3 Up and 3 Down
Possible Free Agent Pickups
The Phillies season has been extremely disappointing. Just ask any Phils fan if they have watched a game recently. But is it possible that this team could contend next year. I believe a middle of the order bat could really rejuvenate this offense. If the Phillies manage to sign one of the free agents to follow, we could be talking about more than one Philadelphia sports team this time next year.
1st Up – I know he’s 36 years old. I know we already have enough outfielders. I know the Phillies have a habit of picking up players when they are well past their prime (see Michael Young, Dale Murphy, or Jim Thome – the 2nd time). However, Beltran could hit 3rd in the order and provide some much needed pop. He is projected to hit .307, with 26 HRs, and 85 RBIs this year. He would be a switch hitter in a lefty loaded lineup. Imagine this batting order: Rollins, Utley, Beltran, Howard, Brown, Ruf, Ruiz, Asche, and a pitcher. I think opposing pitchers would not want to …read more
Via: Phillies Faithful