Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/12/12
A Philadelphia fan site of Facebook asked “Did We Expect Too Much out of John Mayberry?” Come on. Give the guy a break. He is not Juan Pierre, Scott Podsednik or even Domonic Brown. Yeah, I said it, Domonic Brown. Brown, with a chance to make the big league squad with a good spring, only has 10 at bats and is hitting .200. Mayberry is hitting only .217, but has 23 at bats. Mayberry had 267 at bats in 2011, and hit a respectable .273. Brown had 184 at bats for the big club in 2011, hitting .245. Now let be real. What point am I trying to make? Pierre and Podsednik will be gone when the camp breaks north, likely, Brown will start in Triple A, and Mayberry will go north with the big club. Now this is the year, as one Phillies announcer said, for us to find out what type of major leaguer is John Mayberry. Is he a lifetime platoon player? Will he make the club in 2013? Or will he be shipped elsewhere? I predict he will be like a Jim Eisenreich. Or on the high side, like a Pat Burrell. Bu...
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