Hunter Pence. It’s going to take the rest of the season for me to decide how he improves this team. I know people are excited, but I think there are other issues, notably the presences of Wilson Valdez and Ben Francisco, who have lately become surplus to requirements. Removing Dom Brown from the everyday lineup doesn’t improve the Phillies chances come postseason play.
I still think the Phillies match up well against any team they could face in the playoffs, but I hate to think that banged up veterans like Polanco or Ibanez could come up short when it matters most.