The Time Is Now for Brown
The last two months of the season will be very important for Dom Brown as well as the Phillies. He really needs to show he belongs in the bigs, both offensively and defensively. If not, he will still be able to win a spot in spring training, but that can always be problematic. He could quickly become a guy thrown into a trade if he does not perform. It’s also important to the Phillies because that would be one less outfielder they would have to get next year, and none would be any cheaper than Brown. Of course, it’s possible he could have a great two months and then stink next year, kind of like Bastardo. David Murphy has more about that here.