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The Phillies and Giants are still talking Hunter Pence

Jul 30, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

He can't believe it either. AP

The report of a “trade in place” for Hunter Pence may have been shot down, but Jon Heyman says

While Giants people have denied a report from Sunday that there is a deal “in place” for Pence, and that appears to be the case, the Giants are in fact talking to the Phillies about Pence.

Seems like everyone this side of Cole Hamels is available.

  1. Alex K - Jul 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Quit trying to break news.

  2. 12strikes - Jul 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Why can’t Kendrick be in play!?!?!…. oh that’s right… he sucks.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Jul 30, 2012 at 2:56 PM

      KK has a 20+ inning scoreless streak going. Not saying he doesn’t suck, but he has it going right now.

      • 12strikes - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:03 PM

        Does that mean that KK has not given up any runs in 20+ innings or the rest of the team has not scored a run in the last 20+ inning he pitched? (LOL)

      • paperlions - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        Haha….it’s funny because he put “LOL” at the end…haha….

  3. siftin thru nonsense - Jul 30, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    ok, great, so who are the Giants offering for Pence?? how bout some details here.

  4. drmonkeyarmy - Jul 30, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    I know nothing about their farm system, what do the Giants even have to offer?

    • 12strikes - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM

      What do the giants have to offer…. a place to dump 15 mil in salary.

    • alwayssfgiantsinphilly - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:20 PM

      The Giants don’t have much if any elite prospects. Gary Brown projects to be a leadoff type. Some gap power, little HR power, speed speed speed, but not a great on base guy, could maybe hit .260-280 ish. Heath Hembree is intriguing, he is a power closer, but hasn’t truly developed other pitches besides a 100mph fastball. Dan Runzler is a lefty that throws mid 90’s with a hard slider, so he can help out the Phillies bullpen now. We have really great catching prospects, Tommy Joseph, switch hitting with power glove improving and Andrew Susac, great glove contact hitter, power improving. Living in Philly I don’t know I see Pence and he is only good as a complimentary guy, but his coming in might preclude the Giants from offering Melky a long term deal. Pence makes too much for what he is as a player. Joe Panik might be the only guy that the Phillies might get that I would mind. Spunky heady 2b guy that has .275-.300 with 15-20 hr potential all over.

    • swami2012 - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:57 PM

      40 acres and a mule?

  5. thehateholiday - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    the phils owe him nothing for next year, however he is arbitration eligible and projected around 14 million. its not a salary dump holmes. if it was simply that, they wouldn’t offer arbitration in the first place.

    • seanmk - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      not sure you are explaining that correctly, it WOULD be a salary dump because they owe him whatever the arbitration number would be in 2013. They have the rights to him for one more year at salary unknown and it’s probably more then the philies are willing to pay.

  6. Vindickative - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    There’s no way in hell they’re getting anybody for “prospects”. People are high.

  7. go49ers - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Then what gives Giants. Mistakes after stupid defensive mistakes & can’t hit a HR let alone hit a f’n ball in our “so called” non hitter HR ballpark but yet other teams are hitting HR at our ballpark. Speaking the truth from a fan who watches Giants baseball daily.

    And Sabean is looking to get a relief pitcher?! Shooting down on trading for a better hitter? Whether this is true or not…

    Sorry folks, it’s just very frustrating.

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