Hunter Pence: 4 Teams Regretting His Trade to the Philadelphia Phillies
In one of the biggest moves of the trading season, the Philadelphia Phillies acquired Hunter Pence from the Astros.
The Phillies already have one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball, and the addition of Pence will only spell more bad news for the rest of baseball.
Let's take a look at the four teams that are most disappointed by the Hunter Pence trade.
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This was a no-doubter.
Not only did the Braves fail to fill their need of a right-handed hitting, outfield bat, but he went to their division rivals.
If the Braves don't answer with a move, consider their chances at winning the NL East virtually gone.
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Not only did the Cleveland Indians swing and miss on Hunter Pence (whom they sorely needed), but they made matters worse by giving up the farm for Ubaldo Jimenez.
One has to wonder if the front office was feeling the heat to make a move after they missed on Pence.
Either way, the Tribe should definitely be slamming its head on the table after failing to reel in a marquee hitter.
Boston Red Sox
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The Boston Red Sox have been getting virtually no offense from the right field position.
J.D. Drew, who has 72 starts in right, is hitting a paltry .219 with only four home runs and 21 RBI.
The addition of Pence would have been a tremendous upgrade from Drew both offensively and defensively.
If Boston had traded for Pence, they would be the favorite to win the World Series.
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For the first time in what feels like forever, the Pirates are in the thick of a division race.
They currently stand only three-and-a-half games back of the Milwakuee Brewers in the tight NL Central.
The Bucs could have used Pence to bolster their playoff odds, but ultimately fell short in adding the right fielder.