In spring training Ruben Amaro, Jr. said Young would be his starting right fielder in a “perfect world”. Now he is saying “Delmon isn’t going to come here unless he can play right field. If he can’t play right field, he ain’t coming.” I’m not sure he is saying this because Dom Brown has had a competent year so far, or what, but it sounds like he’s cooled on Young a bit. Maybe I am just reading too much into it. Amaro went to say “”The bat doesn’t concern me nearly as much as how he’s moving around and how well he’s playing in the outfield. He’s going to hit. I’m not that worried about that part of it. I’m more concerned about if he’s going to be adequate in the outfield. So far he’s been OK.”
As much as I didn’t like the Phillies getting Delmon Young, it would be nice to have another right-handed bat in the lineup.