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What Happens to Pena when Trot comes back?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:24 am
by Lenny Dykstra
Is he going to split time in center with Stern?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:15 am
by Omaha Red Sox
Back to platooning, usually against lefties. It'll be like this till Nixon is either traded or injured long term.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:16 am
by Omaha Red Sox
Did you mean till Crisp comes back too? I would rather have Pena at bat before Stern, but I don't want Pena in CF. I still envision him only platooning with Nixon.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:27 pm
by Music2004Man
I can't see Pena in center. He'll go back to a platoon when everyone is healthy again.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:14 pm
by Matthias
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Did you mean till Crisp comes back too? I would rather have Pena at bat before Stern, but I don't want Pena in CF. I still envision him only platooning with Nixon.


He just cost the Sox another run+ by not making a play on a catchable flyball that went over his head for a run-scoring, ground-rule double.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:17 pm
by Surfs up
I read Crisp will be out longer than expectes when he first went on the DL because the injury is worse then they thought. Both Stern and Pena could be around a while. Unless a trade happens.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:23 pm
by thatohiosportsfan
If the Red sox were smart, they'd put nixon on the bench when he got back, if they gave pena some time, it would pay off...much more than leaving McOlds in at right...

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:54 pm
by patty cheeks
[quote="Music2004Man"]I can't see Pena in center. He'll go back to a platoon when everyone is healthy again.[/quote


me too.. Willy Mo Pena has no ability to play at CF

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:06 pm
by TonyCee
I thought Stern was getting sent down after his time was up?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:30 pm
by thehat
thatohiosportsfan wrote:If the Red sox were smart, they'd put nixon on the bench when he got back, if they gave pena some time, it would pay off...much more than leaving McOlds in at right...


Thankfully, the Red Sox aren't that "smart."

In addition to Nixon being the clearly superior option vs. righties, he's a much better defender.