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Everyone clamoring for Hunter Pence can find a new target.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sources: Pence in agreement with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SFGiants&src=hash">#SFGiants</a>, pending physical, as others have reported. Five years, $90M. Announcement expected tomorrow.</p>— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="

">September 28, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Wow that's a lot. He definitely earned it this year but 5 years from now??

But of course, Brian Sabean is the master of winning championships in the midst of bad contracts. I guess with Zito and Aubrey Huff finally coming off the books this winter, he needed another dangerous contract to feel safe at night.

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Not really.

Pence has hit over 20 homeruns 6 times. He has had over 80 RBI's 5 times and he has OPS over 800 6 times. Pence is better and more consistent.

You should count again. He's OPS'd over .800 4 times. Nick has 5 season over .800.

Pence career .814 OPS, Nick .801.

They basically have the same career WAR. Nick is 8 months younger. Nick is finishing up a big contract. Pence is about to begin one in his age 31 season. He'll be paid $18M per until he's 35.

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You should count again. He's OPS'd over .800 4 times. Nick has 5 season over .800.

Pence career .814 OPS, Nick .801.

They basically have the same career WAR. Nick is 8 months younger. Nick is finishing up a big contract. Pence is about to begin one in his age 31 season. He'll be paid $18M per until he's 35.

Hard to reason with folks who quote RBI totals like they mean something.

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You should count again. He's OPS'd over .800 4 times. Nick has 5 season over .800.

Pence career .814 OPS, Nick .801.

They basically have the same career WAR. Nick is 8 months younger. Nick is finishing up a big contract. Pence is about to begin one in his age 31 season. He'll be paid $18M per until he's 35.

Nick has also followed the Ben Grieve guide to career regression.

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