Hunter Pence is one of the better names on the 2011 trade market, but he hasn't been getting the same attention as Mets slugger Carlos Beltran.
True, Carlos Beltran has more home runs and a higher OPS. He also has a massive contract and an even longer medical history to go along with it. Aside from a half-year rental, there is virtually no upside to acquiring Beltran. He is not at all a long-term option.
The potential upside from acquiring Hunter Pence is far greater. Pence is at worst an average defender who has above average range. He's a good hitter who will dependably post 25 home runs a season and will hit close to .300. He's also under team control with two more years of arbitration before he's eligible for free agency.
Hunter Pence is far younger, far faster, and a far better option for teams to acquire.
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