Originally written on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Reading the headline on the newyorkdailynews.com “It’s a fire sale in Philadelphia….”, is a reality we all should have seen coming. The “fire sale” at the trade deadline moved long time fan favorite Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence the one year fan favorite both to the West Coast. Victorino who in all likelihood would not have been re-signed next season did have a great run in Philly and also had declining statistics. Picking up reliever Josh Lindblom, who has been primarily used in the seventh and eighth inning by the Dodgers, addresses immediately a huge hole in the Phillies bullpen. This a good move for the Phillies moving into next season. Domonic Brown will be the guy replacing Victorino’s roster spot for the remainder of the season.

Trading Hunter Pence who was still under club control for next season did not bring in any players for the future, making it basically an economic move. Nate Schierholtz who will fill Pence’s role for the rest of this season is batting .257 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI. The Phillies also got single A pitcher Seth Rosin and Double A catcher Tommy Joseph. Joseph was ranked as the Giants’ number 2 prospect and possibly could be the Phillies’ catcher of the future.

Both moves are not going to bring the Phillies back to 102 wins next season making them difficult to get excited about. In getting value, the Phillies certainly did okay in getting a major league experienced reliever that they desperately needed. As far as the Pence trade, well if you could label Joseph “the catcher of the future” I wouldn’t. That label hasn’t produced much recent success.

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