Pence to Philly

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Major League Baseball's best team just got way better, thanks to some help from the Astros.

That's right!  N-L’s East-leading Philadelphia is making a huge splash acquiring Hunter Pence from Houston for a package of minor leaguers and a player to be named.

The Astros are also giving Philly $2 million to cover the rest of Pence's hefty salary for this year.

Pence learned about the deal during the Astros-Brewers contest in Milwaukee last night.

What are the Astros thinking? They're already dead last in the majors, but decide to send their all-star right fielder to the Phillies?


So, what's up with the Astros always sending guys to Philadelphia?

Remember when Roy Oswalt left Houston, and then pitched the Phillies to the N-L Championship series last year?

And how can anyone forget about Brad Lidge going to the Phillies in 2008 before leading them to their World Series Championship.

Now Pence is leaving H-town?

The joke in Philly must be true: Astros general manager, Ed Wade, seems to put together a better Phillies team from Houston then he ever did during his general manager days in Philadelphia.

 Sorry Houston fans. You deserve better.

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