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05-30-2013, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
Dom's hitting was not poor in 2011. It was league average and that's taking his entire season into account. He was hitting much better at the time his playing time went to basically 0. And he was one of the top prospects in the game, so there was ample reason to expect he could improve. His fielding was shaky, yes, but when you're comparing him to Raul Ibanez it's not like he'd be hurting you that much more.
As I said, in 2011 the Phillies had the best record in baseball. Dom Brown was not going to help the team, and his fielding would have hurt them even if only somewhat compared to Ibanez. .245 is not good enough for a corner outfielder. And yes, I know that's what Ibanez hit. But he at least had slightly better power numbers and was a better fielder.

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