Ruban Amaro pulled off another big deal as the Phillies send 2 highly rated prospects (Cosart,Singleton) and 2 mid level prospects to The Houston Astros for Hunter Pence and cash. This most likely means the Dominic Brown will be sent back down to Lehigh to get some well needed playing time. He just too raw for the big leagues right now. Expect Pence to be in the lineup tonight as The Phillies take on the Pirates at 7:05 in Citizens Bank Park.
There were reports that Dominc Brown’s name was thown into the hat at some point and included a possible 3rd party trade. Those reports were false. Dominic Browns name wasn’t involved in any of the discussions. He’s the one piece that Amaro won’t part with. The Phillies vision him as their left fielder for years and years to come. He’s very raw but at only 23 years old he is still 2 years younger then when Utley and Howard made their big league debuts.