Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 8/7/12
Domonic Brown was the untouchable.  The Phillies would not trade him.  Not for Cliff Lee.  Not for Roy Halladay.  He debuted to a standing ovation in 2010 as the Phillies entered an offensive funk down the stretch.  But soon the magic died. Brown hit just .210 in his late season call-up in 2010, and Spring Training 2011 before there ever was a Hunter Pence Brown broke his hand before he had a chance to really compete for a spot on the club and right field went to Ben Francisco and John Mayberry.  He did get 184 at bats in 2011 but hit just .245. Spring Training 2012 Brown was never a strong consideration.  It did not help that he injured his neck sleeping during a bus ride.  Then, eight days later Brown was optioned to the minor leagues.  At the time General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. seemed to think he was not a major leaguer: "He's got some work to do there," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "We're not in the mode right now to develop guys at the Major League lev...
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