Thursday, July 21, 2011

Take this for what it's worth

I'm not familiar with Section 247, but there's a source that says the Astros and Phillies have exchanged names for Hunter Pence:

The Astros would be willing to make a trade but the Phillies would have to part ways with Jonathan Singleton (Single-A Clearwater), John Mayberry (MLB), Jarred Cosart (Single-A Clearwater), and/or Justin De Fratus (Triple-A Lehigh Valley). The Astros have also asked for Michael Stutes but it is highly unlikely that the Phillies would part ways with the right hander. The Phillies would like to make the deal but they are leaning towards not trading away Jonathan Singleton.

Again, this is the only place we've heard talks getting this far, but it's certainly worth noting.

UPDATE: Crashburn Alley calls this report "Clearly Fake."