John Finger of Comcast SportsNet is reporting that the Phillies met with utility player Nick Punto today.
Also, La Velle Neal III thinks the Phillies won’t offer Jason Donald for Delmon Young, since Donald is in line as a contingency plan for Chase Utley and/or Pedro Feliz.
I ask this, however — doesn’t Punto sound like a contingency plan for Utley and/or Feliz? Wouldn’t signing Punto mean Donald is much more available as a trading chip? Just a thought, not that I think trading Donald is a great idea. Neal did say the Phils and Twins don’t plan to meet about Young, and they haven’t spoken yet.