In the NL East, the rich just got richer. Hooray.
With the Philadelphia Phillies’ acquisition of Hunter Pence on Friday, the team many experts already viewed as a World Series favorite solidified their place at the front of NL pack.
At this point, baseball fans have little choice but take their hats off the Phils. They’ve made some great moves. Their lineup is stacked and their rotation is menacing. There’s no two ways about it.
But that doesn’t mean San Francisco Giants fans should be worried. Their team isn’t.
Hunter Pence shouldn’t concern Giants fans. Don’t get me wrong—he’s good. But so is everyone else on Philadelphia’s roster. That whole team is good. I mean they’re slightly more ridiculous now, but it’s not like they haven’t been ridiculous in the past.
The Phillies were a talented club when they won the World Series in 2008 (obviously). They were stacked when they traded for Roy Halladay, and then Cliff Lee. They were even more stacked when they added Roy Oswalt. Really, not that much has changed.
But they were also stacked when the Giants beat them in the playoffs last year.