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Trading for prospects? No thanks!

In MLB, deals that ship stars off in exchange for minor leaguers simply aren't fair

Originally Published: August 4, 2011
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

In his first game for Philadelphia on Saturday, Hunter Pence received a standing ovation from fans hopeful that his arrival from the Houston Astros represents the final piece of the Phillies' nearly finished championship puzzle. Pence had an RBI single in his debut that day, while Ryan Howard, hitting just in front of him, took full advantage of the new batting-order protection with four hits, including a home run and two doubles.

That same day in Chicago, the Red Sox's Adrian ...

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