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Domonic Brown impresses, departs

Mar 17, 2010, 8:58 AM EDT

Domonic Brown.jpgThere was a reason the Phillies didn’t want to include Domonic Brown in the Roy Halladay trade. He’s really good, see, as evidenced by the fact that he went 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBIs against the Tigers yesterday. One of the homers came off Justin Verlander.

Big celebration after the game? Nah: he got sent down to the minors. Which is what happens when you’re a raw-ish prospect on a team loaded with veteran talent. He ain’t beating out Jayson Werth or Raul Ibanez for a spot in the Phillies outfield after all. Needs some more time in the oven.

But the more he impresses this year, the better the Phillies will feel about dealing with Werth’s impending free agency.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    …whereupon Werth shall be made Borg, and Brown will arise from the darkness of the North to play Damien to Craig’s Heyward Child. Can’t wait to see the most eschatologically gravid collision of the light and the darkness since Gore Vidal debated William F. Buckley Jr.

  2. Jonny5 - Mar 17, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    This kid has the right stuff. He’d be on most MLB rosters after his spring he’s had. I still hope to keep Werth though, i’d much rather lose Ibanez. Here’s hoping that Ibanez has a stellar spring and draws a trade by the deadline to make way for Werths payday. Werth is looking to get a 4 year deal if his season is like last season. He gets Bay money I’m thinking.

  3. Will - Mar 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    You know, I read that headline three or four times before it sunk in that you were not calling him “Demonic.” I wonder if his parents did that on purpose.

  4. get real - Mar 18, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Everyone with a brain should be hoping Amaro figures out a way to keep Werth, I don’t care how good DE-monic Brown seemed for a couple of wks. The nano sec Brown went down to the minors Werth hit a tie-breaking homer against the Yankees. Werth is not a player a team loses lightly, especially a team used to winning. Aside from the fact that Brown’s a lefty, it’s wrong to believe he could replace Werth’s variety of tools or experience. Folks need to simmer the heck down about Mr. Brown and focus on the attempt to maintain the best of ‘the core’ while they’re still young and playing well.

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