Originally posted by Knowledge:
I swear Ed Wade is still on the Phillies payroll
It's nice having the Astros as our farm team.
I'm super excited about Pence though. I've been watching him since he was a minor leaguer, playing for the Round Rock express. In fact, I saw the hit that basically launched his career and ended Lidge's with the Astros.
In a pre-season exhibition game the Express (with Pence at the time), played the Astros in Round Rock.
Late in the game, Lidge came on for a save and Pence took him yard with a ball that sill hasn't landed yet.
Very soon after that, Lidge got traded and Pence got called up.
We go to the Phillies/Astros series in Houston every year and I've been watching Pence his whole MLB career.
I couldn't have picked a player I would rather have had the Phillies get to replace Werth for the foreseeable future.
This will be a huge part of not just a shot at the WS this year, but keeping us as a contender for the next few years at least.