I remember back around 2011-2012, when questions about Domonic Brown’s work ethic or suitability as a Major League player were first popping up, Phillies Twitter and its assorted sunless minions jumped all over people like me for daring to criticize golden child Brown. Three years later, Brown has been outrighted off the roster, thus concluding the Dom Brown experiment.
The #Phillies have outrighted four players off their 40-man roster: OF's Brian Bogusevic, Domonic Brown and Kelly Dugan and C Tommy Joseph.
— Phillies (@Phillies) October 19, 2015
Along with Brown, the Phillies sent Tommy Joseph packing. Joseph was the supposed blue chip in the Hunter Pence trade– both ends of which were borderline disastrous for the Phillies. They shipped the Astros four players – one perhaps as the result of a clerical error – for Pence: Jared Cosart, Jonathan Singleton, Josh Zeid and Domingo Santana (the clerical error, who is now easily the best prospect of the bunch). Then, inexplicably (because they needed right-handed corner outfield power) traded Pence, who was under team control for another season, to the Giants for Nate Schierholtz, Seth Rosin, and Joseph. Now only Rosin bag remains, and that’s after he was Ruled 5’d by the Mets, purchased and waived by the Dodgers, selected by the Rangers and returned to the Phillies. He pitched two innings last year and gave up five earned runs.
So, to recap, the Phillies thought they had their corner outfield star of the future in Brown. He was slow to develop, so they sold the farm for Pence, who became too expensive and was traded for useless prospects. Brown never materialized and has been outrighted. The Phillies’ current corner outfielders are converted third baseman Cody Asche in left and the gaping hole previously filled by Jeff Fucking Francoeur in right. Well done, guys! Well done!!!
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