The Outfield Battle

John Mayberry Jr., Domonic BrownThe Phillies play their seventh Grapefruit League game today against the Yankees in Tampa.

Roy Halladay pitches for the Phillies. They were encouraged with what they saw from him in Sunday’s start against Detroit, but it was just one start in February. You can’t draw any conclusions from anything you’ve seen so far in camp. Of course, the players that are playing well say it’s great to get results and those results mean something to them. The players that aren’t getting results? Well, they’re just getting their work in.

I took a look yesterday at the outfielders competing for jobs and playing time. Domonic Brown clearly has taken a step forward, but there is time for the others to state their case. Interestingly, Charlie Manuel pulled John Mayberry Jr. to the side during batting practice before their 10-5 victory over Atlanta and had an animated conversation with him about just that. Delmon Young also talked about his trip to the doctor in Tuesday in LA. He’s optimistic he will get good news, which will allow him to step up his rehab.

Read about the details here.

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So Young needs to fly to CA to see a doctor? Doesn’t make fiscal sense to me.

I think it’s the same doctor who did the procedure. And do you really think a professional baseball team cares about a round-trip plane ticket for a few-hundred bucks?

If this team is counting on Delmon Young, they’re in worse trouble than we think.

Is there any other kinda conversation with Charlie, other than an animated one? The guys a cartoon character!!

Have you ever had a conversation with Charlie Manuel? If you haven’t, then you are basing your conclusion on TV interviews. Not the same thing as having a conversation.

the phillies are considered a joke at the sport rooms in vegas.

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