So Domonic Brown is 0-for-Spring Training

“I barely ever get frustrated with anything.”

–Domonic Brown

Me either!

Six of the nine 0′s have been K’s.  Its not that I’m decrying Domonic or even claiming that enough of a sample period has passed to judge his merit.  In a year when he’s competing for a position as one of the top two candidates, his performance is going to be scrutinized.  Heavily.  By everyone.

Meanwhile, Benny Fresh, the curvy line of this right field question mark, is torching the ball.

The fabric of Spring Training is adjustments, and Domonic’s making them.  He’s moving around in the box, he’s rearranging his hands–he’s doing what he’s supposed to do.  This is just a friendly update of our boy’s progress.

And should Domonic require a bit more polishing after the close of the Grapefruit League, he in no way has been promised the right field role.  If only there was somewhere he could go, other than the Phillies, to develop and strengthen his skills and sharpen his eye.  He may be absent from the starting lineup against the O’s today, but if his attitude, Charlie’s attitude, and a shouted verbal warning from Shane Victorino yesterday just before Domonic addressed reporters are any indication, nobody’s that worried.  Which makes this post so irrelevant it’s starting to not exist right before your very eyes.

“It’s interesting, though.  At the Winter Meetings, Ruben Amaro said something like, ‘In a perfect world, they would have Domonic get some more at-bats in an every day role in the Minor Leagues,” Todd Zolecki told MLB.com’s Pete McCarthy and a large, circle-headed man who is apparently Rico Brogna.

Ruben’s right, too.  But like, wh… why couldn’t they do that?

Seriously.  Why couldn’t they do that if they had to.

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