With that type of return, I'd imagine there was also talk of the Phillies picking up some salary in the deal. Still, that's a high price to pay for Pence. He's under control through the 2013 season, and will likely be making north of $14 M next year. When you consider that the Pirates got Travis Snider for Brad Lincoln, the price seems pretty extreme. I'd rather have Snider and Marte than just Hunter Pence.
My thoughts on Pence are similar to Charlie's from the link above. I think he's a bit over-rated. I think he's a good player, but not good enough to warrant $14+ M next year, and I don't think he's a player who could guarantee any type of success for the Pirates.
Dejan Kovacevic also had a report on the asking prices from the Phillies. He had the same report on Pence, noting th...
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