The Astros are going to be sellers at the trade deadline but it depends on new owner Jim Crane on how much they are selling. One of the players who has generated a lot of interest but also a lot of debate has been right fielder Hunter Pence.
Pence has been by far the best player on the Houston Astros this season and is one of the more recognizable players on the team. Many people will argue that he is still young, just entering his prime and will still be able to contribute in a year or two when the Astros should be competitive again.
Now with that said, I have come up with five reasons for Astros management to trade Hunter Pence this season.