I will withhold judgement of this trade until I find out which young Phillie prospect [and I believe there will be one] goes to the Mariners. As much as I liked the Hunter Pence deal in 2011 I admit I liked it less when the final shoe dropped...Dominic Santana was included in the deal as the PTBNL.
I am also trying hard not to go through the daily mood swings of agony/ecstasy with regards to potential Phillies trades and free agent signings as I will wait till its pretty much completed before casting my silent vote yay or nay.
I will say this...after hearing for so many years about how the team was financially gearing up for this off season to sign either Harper or Machado I do think most Phillie phans will be greatly disappointed if neither one is wearing a red Phillie cap come next spring.
Which will make the upcoming talk of Trout in 2021 seem quite hollow indeed.