Now that the Phillies have locked up Jimmy Rollins, their attention could shift back to the outfield where Ben Francisco's trade has created an opening for a right-handed bat. Ryan Spilborghs anyone?
Spilly, 32, was non-tendered by the Rockies Monday and has long been linked to the Phlllies. If healthy, he'd make a nice platoon partner capable of patrolling all three spots and a fine final piece to round out the bench. Health is a concern; he spent two stints on the disabled list this season with plantar fasciitis in his right heel, limiting him to 98 games and a .210/.283/.305 slash line. Like most Rockies, his home/away splits are totally skewed toward Coors Field. If not Spilborghs, who could be seeking more playing time, or the often mentioned Reed Johnson, does Juan Pierre and his even righty-lefty splits intrigue anyone, knowing the Phils could use another pesky speed threat? Pierre was non-tendered by the White Sox and is likely done as a starting outfielder.