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The Giants have a big rivalry with the Phillies, but they could still pull off a trade with them.
In 2010, the Giants beat the Phillies in the NLCS that featured a big fight. In 2011, another brawl erupted in a game between the Giants and Phillies. However, Hunter Pence and Nate Schierholtz weren't big parts of the fights, and Pence wasn't on the team in the 2010 NLCS.
Therefore, it wouldn't be too odd if Pence and Schierholtz were parts of a big deal between the two teams.
Philadelphia is 11 games under .500 and 14 games back of the Nationals, who lead the NL East. The Phillies have been hurt by injuries and are very far out of the playoff race. People think their core is getting too old, and the Phillies are looking to bring in young players or prospects.
In fact, the Phillies are eager to move Pence. If San Francisco traded a catcher to the Phillies, who need a good catcher for the future, Philadelphia could part with Pence.
San Francisco has a below-average farm system, but they could trade Tommy Joseph or Andrew Susac (both catchers). If they included Schierholtz in the deal, a roster spot would be cleared up for Pence, who has lots of power. The Giants don't have much power in their lineup, and Pence can hit homers. He has 17 jacks this year, which is among the best in the NL.
If the Giants brought in Pence, they would have Melky Cabrera, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Pence in their lineup. San Francisco has always been known as a team with a bad offense and little power, but Pence could change that. Schierholtz doesn't have much power and isn't a great hitter, and Pence is definitely an upgrade over Schierholtz.
It will be hard for the Giants to win another championship without more power in the lineup. Pence has the power the team needs, and he is exactly what the Giants need to win another World Series.