The last 10 years of Phillies baseball could be characterized by a number of blockbuster moves that front office personnel, lead by Ruben Amaro Jr. made in order to bring a World Series title to the city of Philadelphia.
Greg Golson was once thought to be a top prospect, but when he didn’t live up to his potential the Phillies traded him for John Mayberry Jr. It seemed to be a low level swap of players at the time, but Mayberry proved his value throughout the Phillies’ run of success. Mayberry was with the Phillies for six years. He was consistently looked to rovided pinch hit at bats in big situations. Mayberry was a mainstay for the better part of a decade in Philadelphia.
He had over 100 at bats off the bench or in replacement situations three different years, hitting double digit home runs each of those years. With Golson never having more than 23 at-bats in a season, Mayberry’s consistent on field production made this move a steal.