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The Phillies promote Domonic Brown to AAA

Jun 25, 2010, 11:14 AM EDT

The Braves have Heyward, the Mets have Davis, the Marlins have Stanton and the Nats have that one dude.  Based on this latest news, it’s not out of the question that we’ll have a five-for-five
phenom summer in the NL East!

Domonic Brown is headed for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Chuck LaMar, the Phillies’ assistant general manager in charge of player
development, said the move could be made as soon as today.

Brown, the Phillies’ top minor-league prospect, has earned the
promotion with a spectacular first half at double-A Reading. In 65
games, the 22-year-old right fielder has batted .318 with 16 doubles,
three triples, 15 home runs and 47 RBIs.

If Brown tears up the International League, and if the Mets, Braves and Phillies remain in a dogfight all summer, it makes all kinds of sense to assume that he’ll play in Philly before the year is out, no?

  1. Jonny5 - Jun 25, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    I was hoping since Ibanez was hitting above .300 in his last 16 appearances we could see a trade that moves him and his salary for his remaining contract to make room for a Werth deal. I’m not looking forward to an OF that has a rookie on one corner and the “kinda slow” ibanez on the other.
    Craig, do you think Ibanez can be traded? His offense has been on the upswing lately and his contract isn’t ridiculous with his numbers of late.

  2. Craig Calcaterra - Jun 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    I can’t see Ibanez being tradable. And really, as long as he’s not a total drag — which he isn’t at the moment — he’s going to be useful for the Phillies. If Brown comes up it will be as super-sub, pinch hitter, platoon guy, whatever for the playoff push.

  3. The Rabbit - Jun 25, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    With the exception of basestealing skill, I’m not yet convinced that Brennan Boesch isn’t better than all of the other aforenamed position player rookies.

  4. Jonny5 - Jun 25, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Just hanging onto hope that money will materialize to keep Werth. I don’t see how without unloading some salary. I can’t wait to see this kid play nonetheless. Well, Keeping Werth also could mean no money for Rollins or Utley when the time comes, so I guess as a fan I’ll have to just sit down shut up and watch some ball.

  5. 50-year Phils fan - Jun 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Saw this proposal on a message list yesterday – Phils trade Jayson Werth to the Seattle Mariners even up for Cliff Lee. Dom Brown becomes the Phils’ right fielder. Lee goes into the Phils’ rotation. Nutty?

  6. Jonny5 - Jun 25, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    So nutty it could be the next move. But Seattle doesn’t want to bite on Werth. Gauranteed. Although the offense could use him and then some……

  7. schmedley - Jun 25, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Phils’ ownership is too cheap to let him come up this year. They don’t want to let his arbitration clock start ticking, even if it costs the Phils the chance at another title. Just like they salary dumped Cliff Lee. Money first, championships second. That’s why we’ve only won 2 in 127 years.

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