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Postby DevilDriver » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:43 pm

Wily Mo Pena has been traded to the Nationals, according to the Boston Herald.

So there was one team out there that wanted to take a chance on his power, and it comes as little surprise as it's the one run by Jim Bowden. Pena should get an extended look in a corner over the rest of the season, making him worth picking up in NL-only leagues. Nook Logan figures to lose playing time, with Ryan Church moving to center.
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby slomo007 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:48 pm

Glad to see him get out of Boston.

He rejoins Kearns in Washington, word is they're targeting Griffey and Dunn next. B-)
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby DevilDriver » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:57 pm

Pena and cash for a PLTBNL
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby Morrison8312 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:33 pm

Makes sense. Jim Bowden loved him in Cincy. Good kid but just didn't pan out here...
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby IllinoisBandit » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:44 pm

I think Jim Bowden is actively trying to assemble the worst defense in the league. If the Reds don't pick up his option I think he'll sign Dunn as well, making the transformation complete.

Wily Mo is clueless in the field and almost as clueless at the plate.
I'm convinced he would have been better off going to AAA and working on his plate discipline/ ability to make contact.
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:37 pm

IllinoisBandit wrote:I think Jim Bowden is actively trying to assemble the worst defense in the league. If the Reds don't pick up his option I think he'll sign Dunn as well, making the transformation complete.

Wily Mo is clueless in the field and almost as clueless at the plate.
I'm convinced he would have been better off going to AAA and working on his plate discipline/ ability to make contact.


Well, Kearns is a very good RF. Church in CF and Wily Mo in LF does sound bad though.
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby tgalv » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:21 pm

IllinoisBandit wrote:I'm convinced he would have been better off going to AAA and working on his plate discipline/ ability to make contact.

who would dispute that? but it wasn't possible.
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby daullaz » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:02 pm

I was at the game today. 1-3 with a HR, BB, and 2 Ks. He looked absolutely lost at the plate, even though he connected for a very long HR (had to be 450 feet or so). Most of his swings were way early or a little late.
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Re: Wily Mo traded

Postby MashinSpuds » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:07 pm

At least the guy got moved somewhere that he's likely to play, although it's too bad the Sox lost a long ball hitter that they need these days with the usual guys struggling at it. He must look lost all the time for other low-esteemed teams to not even take a chance on the guy... that's a pretty bad sign.

Even if he misses a ton, the Nationals got a guy that can at least knock in Zimm or DYoung when they make it on base instead of some of those other shlubs in the 6th or 7th spots.
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