John, since I can't quote your post on the Phillies from the other thread I am going to post this article here:
After reading this, I am not so sure that Hunter Pence is a priority. Now if he can somehow put up numbers similar to last year, then he becomes more important to retain. With that said, I think we lock up Pence before Victorino. Pence is younger and could replace him in CF if we let him walk.
It is going to be very interesting to see what this team does with guys like Halladay, Chooch, Victorino, Utley, Pence, and ? at 3rd base in the upcoming years. At some point very important decisions are going to have to be made and with Amaro at the helm that worries me. Its going to be tough watching the team potentially let go of guys like Halladay or Utley, but honestly at some point they have to get younger because thats what is best for the team.
I appreciate the breakdown though, really helps when trying to see where this team will be in the future. I hope they can continue to put "asses" in the seats and bring in revenue so that we can continue to spend money and retain players/sign big free agents. Don't want to go back to the days where the ace of our staff was Kevin Milwood.
Hunter Pence and Cole Hamels are the two most important people to lock up. Everyone else probably should not see an extension at all. YOUTH.
But what does it matter when Wiggington and Nix are starters in April and May?
Might as well just forfeit the first 2 months, 2-1 every game.