Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 7/30/12
The CBS affiliate in San Francisco, KPIX's sports director Dennis O'Donnell, is reporting that the Phillies have a deal in place to send Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants. The deal is in place, pending the owner's approval (presumably because the Giants have to take on payroll outside of their budgeted amount). I'm fine with trading Pence, even though he is one of the best players on this team. This team is done. While he's a fine player, I don't think I'd give him a long term extension beyond next year, nor am I crazy about giving him $13-15 million next year. So, moving him is fine. Using the top ten players in their system, from Baseball America, here are a couple of names for you to remember- Gary Brown- CF- He's their top rated prospect, and a real speedster. He was the 24th pick in 2010 out of Cal-State Fullerton. He's ranked 38th in all of baseball, he's hitting .290 this year, with a .351 OBP. In 2011, in high A ball, he had a .336 batting average and .925 OPS. Brand...
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