Here are some stories from the national media, Houston media and Philadelphia media about the trade last night that sent Hunter Pence to the Phillies in exchange for Jonathan Singleton, Jarred Cosart, Josh Zeid and a player to be named later.
Matt Gelb’s story in the Inquirer in which he talks about the impact of Domonic Brown, who might be headed back to the minors to play every day:
“We believe Domonic Brown is going to be an outstanding major-league baseball player,” Amaro said. “He’s kind of learning on the job. He’s done a nice job for us here. This is not a knock on Domonic Brown by any stretch of the imagination. We believe and hope he’s going to be a Phillie for a long time.”
SI.com’s Cliff Corcoran says don’t underestimate the importance of having Pence under team control through 2013.
From the Houston Chronicle, comments from Astros GM Ed Wade.
“We kicked a lot of names around and obviously the two you mention (Domonic Brown and Vance Worley) are highly visible prospects with the Phillies, both of them playing at the big league level right now. We had to look at and determine whether now vs. future made the most sense. I’m not going to acknowledge that either of those guys were available. At the end of the day, what we had to do was make sure that the deal that we made had the most sense from the standpoint of contributions at a significant level for a significant period of time, and we felt the package we put together was the correct one for us.
Funny Chronicle blog post about Ed Wade being a secret agent:
Since Ed Wade, the former general manager of the Phillies, came to Houston as the Astros’ general manager, he has made 423 trades with his former organization. (Look it up.)
So there was little surprise that Hunter Pence was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies last night.
The Chronicle is working on a story that Wade might be a secret agent working for the Phillies.
We are not allowed to discuss this openly, and this blog entry will disappear five seconds after you finish reading it.
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo says the Astros did well for themselves.