Sunday, April 07, 2013

Kevin Frandsen- Outfielder?

Kevin Frandsen's bat needs to be in the Phillies lineup on a semi-regular basis.  Since joining the Phils he's done nothing but hit- .345/.851 in 57 games, including that bases clearing game winning double in the 9th last night.  Yes, that is a small sample size, but until he proves otherwise he's a hot commodity.  For the record, he's always hit in the minors too- .310/.802 over 8 seasons.

(Full-on man-love!!!)

The infield is set with Howard, Utley, Rollins, and Young.  Revere and Brown are regulars in the outfield.  Currently Mayberry and Nix are splitting right field duties, and doing poorly.  Suggestion- move Dom back to RF and let Frandsen get some playing time in LF.  He's played there 11 games in the Majors, so instead of trying Pete Orr out in the outfield during Spring Training, they should have been trotting Fransden out there.  Poor foresight by Amaro/Manuel.

Of course, they also could have just let Frandsen be the starting 3rd baseman this season (his defense is actually better than M. Young's there).  The money saved could have been used to sign or trade for an outfielder instead.  But what do I know, I only want to be a GM.

18 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Every team in the Phils organization (Phillies, Iron Pigs, Fightins, Threshers, and BlueClaws) won yesterday.

Corey said...

sure, Frandsen is a better fielder and probably a better hitter than Young... but he's not Michael Young. duh.

Anonymous said...

Agree with everything in this post. I've had the exact same feeling, going back to last season. And Frandsen is quickly becoming one of my favorite Phils.

Anonymous said...

Yet no Frandsen in the lineup today.

GM-Carson said...

Well, at least Charlie is giving Carrera a chance in RF today.

Ben said...

Cole Hamels is seriously disappointing.

GM-Carson said...

Hamels us a great pitcher. 2013 has been complete shit si far though.

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Anonymous said...

Kevin Frandsen earned a shot last year . The bumbling Phillies leadership can't recognize what the average fan can . They ruined Roy Halladay 2 seasons ago by pitching him all those innings. Now Roy's career is about over . I hope they lose more games so Amaro and Manuel get canned . Sandburg would straighten things out and the the Phils back on track

GM-Carson said...

Hamels lost the stache. He needs to regrow the beard.

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