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Ed Wade did the right thing.

The easy thing? Negative.

The popular thing? Lord, no.

But the right thing? Absolutely.

This is a message delivered conceptually, of course. Nobody ... not Wade, not the scouts and certainly not me ... can tell you with any sort of certainty that Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Singleton will be stars and that Astros fans will one day look back on what transpired Friday night -- the night franchise face Hunter Pence was shipped to the Phillies for Cosart, Singleton, Josh Zeid and a player to be named later -- as the birth of better days.

Maybe this package, from A to Zeid, will someday rest alongside the likes of Grady Sizemore-Cliff Lee-Brandon Phillips for Bartolo Colon or Elvis Andrus-Neftali Feliz-Matt Harrison-Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Mark Teixeira or, dare I say, Jeff Bagwell for Larry Andersen and be remembered as a Trade Deadline triumph.

Or maybe it'll be more like Carlos Beltran for Mark Teahen, John Buck and Mike Wood and rest alongside the Trade Deadline duds.

If we're playing the percentages, bet on something somewhere in the middle.

But without access to the aftermath, all we can do in the present tense is critique the concept, rate the rationale. And if you read my previous thoughts on the Pence trade proposition, you know where I come out on this one. Moving Pence now -- emotionally difficult as it might be -- is the right move.

It's the right move because the Astros are on pace to obliterate the franchise loss record, with even fifth place in the National League Central looking like a rumor.
Anthony Castrovince on the Hunter Pence trade between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros | MLB.com: News
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I think they did the correct thing. They had to do something. It certainly wasn't working with him.


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