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Report: Phillies accidentally traded prospect in 2011 Hunter Pence deal
cbs sports ^ | 6-6-14 | Dayn Perry

Posted on 06/07/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by FlJoePa

At this writing, Astros outfield prospect Domingo Santana is batting .297/.374/.493 as a 21-year-old in Triple-A. That good production comes after a 2013 campaign in which he slugged .498 with 25 homers as a 20-year-old in Double-A. In other words, Santana is becoming a potentially important part of Houston's rebuild.

The Astros acquired Santana as part of the 2011 trade in which they sent Hunter Pence to the Phillies. Houston also landed Jon Singleton and Jarred Cosart in that same deal. So it's turning out being pretty costly for the Phils and GM Ruben Amaro.

Why are we talking about this trade almost three years later? Well, here's this most interesting recent nugget from Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle ...

Less than two months after they picked George Springer from the University of Connecticut, the Astros sent Pence and cash to the Phillies on July 29, 2011, for Cosart, Singleton, Zeid and a player to be named, which ended up being Santana. In spring training, a Phillies official admitted that Santana wasn't actually supposed to be on the list that was given to the Astros to pick from to satisfy the final piece on Aug. 15, 2011.

Woof. So, by virtue of front-office oversight or clerical error or a game of telephone, Santana wound up on the list of players from which the Astros could choose the final piece of their haul. As Ortiz writes, he wasn't supposed to be on that list. He was, subsequently and wisely, chosen by the Astros. That's ... remarkable.

The Phillies, you see, are quite possibly not a well run organization these days.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: mlb; philadelphia
Whoops! Phillie fans are going ballistic over this.
1 posted on 06/07/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

We Giants fans are happy to have taken Hunter Pence off the Phillies hands.


2 posted on 06/07/2014 11:20:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: FlJoePa

When don’t they go ballistic?


3 posted on 06/07/2014 11:22:12 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: skeeter

What a contrast in the management of the two franchises the past few years. Shows in the standings obviously.


4 posted on 06/07/2014 11:22:20 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Giants fans are just glad we got Pence. I don’t think we win the 2012 Series without him....


5 posted on 06/07/2014 11:22:59 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: FlJoePa

The Astros are definitely getting better, in a few years they will be pretty good.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 11:23:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

‘Stros need some pitching. The team can hit....


7 posted on 06/07/2014 11:25:06 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: FlJoePa

Yes we are.... and now our GM the village idiot R Amaro is claiming he meant to send him to the Astros...he just threw jet fuel on the fire.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 11:26:51 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: FlJoePa

I’ve wondered what Sabean, et al are thinking over the past few years but whatever their strategy is it seems to be paying off again this year.


9 posted on 06/07/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jacquerie

Hey careful there with the Philly dissing.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 11:28:48 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: freebilly

Until I became a Marlins fan, I was always a Giants fan - my Dad played in the major leagues for them back in the day, I loved Bobby Murcer, I loved Will Clark. Loved Jack Clark even! Ed No-Hit Halicky, Tom O’Malley, Chris Speier, John the Count Montefusco...I could go on and on.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: skeeter

Morse and Hudson have been huge additions this year....


12 posted on 06/07/2014 11:30:10 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: FlJoePa

The Count had a no-hitter, too....


13 posted on 06/07/2014 11:31:54 AM PDT by freebilly
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To: dfwgator; All
FYI..very good article here from mlb .com about how the Astros have rebuilt, how they think they're on the cusp of contending most every year..Interesting that their GM came out of the Cards organization, which has been the gold standard for building a minor league organization..
14 posted on 06/07/2014 11:32:00 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: freebilly

Yep. With Cain back on track the only element missing is Timmy’s control.


15 posted on 06/07/2014 12:15:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Dog

Amaro-the Susan Rice of baseball!


16 posted on 06/07/2014 12:22:40 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: skeeter

I think Timmy’s days as a starter are numbered. He was great coming out of the bullpen during the 2012 playoffs and Series....


17 posted on 06/07/2014 12:22:58 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: freebilly

I heard someone say that his unorthodox delivery style would be very difficult to maintain over the long run - hard on the body. He’ll need to re-invent himself if he wants to stay competitive.


18 posted on 06/07/2014 1:00:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

A lot of moving parts to re-invent....


19 posted on 06/07/2014 1:42:39 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: skeeter
We Giants fans are happy to have taken Hunter Pence off the Phillies hands.

You BET! How many teams have a guy whose nickname is UNDERPANTS? You KNOW the kids teased him all his life about that name.

I think I would have changed my name to Michael, Steve, Joe or Bob. Even Peter would have been better.

Heeheehee, now I have the giggles.

GO GIANTS!

20 posted on 06/07/2014 3:49:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Hey careful there with the Philly dissing.

Any town or city that came up with cream cheese is A-number one in my book. Yum!

21 posted on 06/07/2014 3:51:23 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Don’t get a big head like Barry!


22 posted on 06/08/2014 3:28:47 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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Don’t get a big head like Barry!

Rooting for one's team = getting a big head?
Lol. Either you are a wet blanket or sour grapes. Pick one.

23 posted on 06/08/2014 6:09:36 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I don’t pandas!


24 posted on 06/08/2014 6:28:41 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus
I don’t pandas!

Neither do I. So what's your point?

25 posted on 06/08/2014 6:36:28 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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