Found July 31, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The long-rumored deal between the Phillies and Giants for right fielder Hunter Pence is tenatively complete, with the outfielder moving at the deadline for the second straight year. Last season, the Phillies acquired Pence from the Astros for a package centered around top prospects Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton.  After a fantastic half season with the Phillies last year, Pence's first four months with the Phillies this year have been a disappointment. His slash stats have dramatically fallen across the board, but Pence still looks a lot like the guy he's been over his entire career....aside from that two month spell in Philly last year.  Pence is a mild upgrade for the Giants, who have a .786 OPS out of their right fielders this year, while Pence is at .783. Pence does give the Giants more power out of the position at the cost of plate discipline. Catcher Tommy Joseph is one of the players heading back to the Phillies in the trade. The 21-year old was t...
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