By Peter Brennan
The Phillies have been decimated by injuries and the D’Backs are in town.
Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report is the latest to connect the dots.
“In no time at all, the Phillies outfield has gone from being reasonably secure to in dire need of help.
“Following his arrest and charge for domestic violence, center fielder Odubel Herrera is likely out of the picture for the foreseeable future. More recently, veteran left fielder Andrew McCutchen saw his season end when he tore an ACL. Philly’s outfield situation would look much worse sans the club’s recent trade for Jay Bruce.
“But another outfielder is needed—preferably one with experience in center field and who hits right-handed. Basically, Adam Jones.
“Jones spent the early part of the year as a bright spot on a surprising Arizona Diamondbacks club. … Contrary to what happened in 2018, Jones couldn’t block a trade to the Phillies this time. They would have to live with poor defense from him in center field, but the trade-offs would be quality offense and outstanding veteran leadership.”