For all the hand-wringing when that trade was made, taking the trade by itself and ignoring what both teams did subsequently with what was acquired, the Phillies' return on that trade was better than the Astros'. Pence accomplished more in his career than Cosart, Singleton, Zeid and Santana accomplished in their careers thereafter combined. In fact, Santana is the only one of the four still in baseball the day Pence retired, though he is currently in the minors for all practical purposes (Cleveland's alternate training site). In that abstract, Amaro made a good trade. However, the Phillies squandered what was probably a trade win by dumping Pence the following season while the Astros squeezed more out of their in-the-long-run disappointing return by deploying Cosart and Santana as assets rather than clinging to them as essential building blocks (which Wade surely would have done if he wasn't relieved of his duties, in an effort to save face, if nothing else).