Werth Thinks Pence Is A Good Fit
“I’m happy for Hunter,” Werth said. “That’s an enviable position to be in. I know firsthand what that’s like.
“Immediately, when I heard it I thought about him going from Houston to Philadelphia. I don’t know how much fun they were having over there (in Houston), but I do know how much fun those guys have over there, what that clubhouse is like, the chemistry, the camaraderie. I know how well a guy like that will fit in. I immediately thought about how much fun he was going to have. I’m happy for him. He’s a good player.”
Werth knows Pence a bit from being on the 2009 National League All-Star team. He said he has spoken with Pence a couple times since his arrival in Philadelphia.
“He seems like a good fit,” he said.
So no more wistful thoughts about Philadelphia or how it should have been him? The Phillies essentially got Pence because they did not find anybody to replace his production in right field. They started the season with Ben Francisco before moving to Domonic Brown.
“Not really,” Werth said. “It was more like, I knew what he was about to get himself into. It kind of made me smile.”