Jon Heyman tweets that the asking price for Hunter Pence is "unreasonable" but nevertheless, Buster Olney notes that there is a "huge bidding war" for the Astros' outfielder. Ken Rosenthal points out that the Phillies are making progress in their efforts to trade for Pence, but implies that they must complete a deal for him by today, or else the Astros will move on to other teams, such as the Braves. Rosenthal adds that Domonic Brown is not currently in the trade talks, since the Astros prefer younger prospects in return. Jim Bowden says the asking price at the moment is Jarred Cosart, Jonathan Singleton and Trevor May. "That's a hefty asking price," he tweeted.
For what it's worth, Pence has seen his average dip from .331 to .309 since July 6. He has homered only once in his last 21 games. And over his last 44 games, he has drawn just 13 walks - including a grand total of one game in which he drew multiple free passes.