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princeton
03-23-2008, 02:17 PM
here's two:

Brayan Pena, Atlanta

Humberto Quintera, Hous


any others?

redsrule2500
03-23-2008, 02:22 PM
Worth mentioning? Doesn't seem like it...

klw
03-23-2008, 02:28 PM
Javy Lopez just retired as well after not making the Braves. Not endorsing just informing.

princeton
03-23-2008, 02:33 PM
Bowen, Oakland;

Soto, Cubs;

Quiroz, Orioles;

Buck, KC

mth123
03-23-2008, 02:33 PM
I like Brayan Pena better than any of the Reds catchers, but with Lopez retiring, he probably makes the Braves.

*BaseClogger*
03-23-2008, 02:54 PM
I think most of these guys are going to make their respective clubs...

TRF
03-23-2008, 03:06 PM
Soto and Buck are starting C's for their respective teams. Soto can rake.

jmcclain19
03-24-2008, 02:11 AM
Bowen, Oakland;

Soto, Cubs;

Quiroz, Orioles;

Buck, KC

No way Buck or Soto goes down.

And Quiroz is like the great mystery wrapped in an enigma. Was in the top 50 prospects in all of baseball at one point.

One day he might figure it out. Perhaps with the Reds?

OnBaseMachine
03-25-2008, 02:25 PM
I like Brayan Pena better than any of the Reds catchers, but with Lopez retiring, he probably makes the Braves.

I was just reading an article that said Corky Miller is expected to make the Braves roster as the backup catcher, leaving out in the cold. I would definitely like to see Krivsky target Pena. He just turned 26 years old in January, is a switch-hitter, and has a career .303/.350//.391 line in the minors. His power began to develop a little more last year as he posted a career high .423 SLG% in Richmond with 28 XBH in 345 atbats. On top of that he is considered a good defensive catcher. Go get him, Wayne.

Oh yeah, and he speaks spanish.

mth123
03-30-2008, 02:38 PM
Per Fox Sports via Rotoworld




The Tigers, Reds and Orioles all attempted to trade for Brayan Pena, but the Braves decided to keep him for now as their 25th man.

It's still hard to imagine that they wouldn't let him go for a legitimate prospect. They don't see Pena as a legitimate backup catcher, and while the 26-year-old switch-hitter can play the other corner positions, his bat won't ever make him a starter at one them. If he hadn't been out of options, the Braves almost certainly would have sent him back to Triple-A.



I wish they would have made a deal. Maybe when guys start coming off the DL creating more roster issues, they still will.

klw
03-30-2008, 03:02 PM
Any word of Mirabelli landing anywhere?

Highlifeman21
03-30-2008, 03:14 PM
I hope the reporting is accurate. It's nice to hear that we're at least going after the right targets. He's not ours yet, but hopefully down the road he will.

blumj
03-30-2008, 03:57 PM
Any word of Mirabelli landing anywhere?
I haven't heard anything.

cincinnati chili
03-31-2008, 02:23 AM
I haven't heard anything.

And he can catch the knuckleball. Maybe we can convince Jared Fernandez to un-retire. ;)

OnBaseMachine
05-23-2008, 07:08 PM
Brayan Pena was DFA today by the Braves. This is a guy I would like to see the Reds pickup. He would probably be the Reds best catcher. Pena is a career .303/.350/.391 hitter in the minor leagues.

CTA513
05-23-2008, 08:53 PM
Brayan Pena was DFA today by the Braves. This is a guy I would like to see the Reds pickup. He would probably be the Reds best catcher. Pena is a career .303/.350/.391 hitter in the minor leagues.

Any idea of what the Reds might have to give up to get him?
Hes only 26 and likely won't get much of a chance to catch when the guy hes backing up is Brian McCann.

kaldaniels
05-23-2008, 09:29 PM
Brayan Pena was DFA today by the Braves. This is a guy I would like to see the Reds pickup. He would probably be the Reds best catcher. Pena is a career .303/.350/.391 hitter in the minor leagues.

Didn't I just read an article in SI about him and Yunel Escobar being childhood buddies??? Too bad thats breaking up...grab him or make a deal.

Jpup
05-24-2008, 03:11 PM
I would love for the Reds to pick him up, but I don't understand why the Braves just let him go. I also don't have any idea what the Braves would want for him, but I would find out.

mth123
05-24-2008, 04:43 PM
I hear Pena is a worse defender than Redszone seems to be saying...

...I'd still take him over any of the Red's catchers.

Unassisted
06-02-2008, 11:23 AM
Brayan Pena was DFA today by the Braves. This is a guy I would like to see the Reds pickup. He would probably be the Reds best catcher. Pena is a career .303/.350/.391 hitter in the minor leagues.

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/content/printer_friendly/kc/y2008/m05/d31/c2807900.jsp


Newly acquired Pena designated
05/31/2008 6:55 PM ETBy Robert Falkoff / MLB.com

KANSAS CITY -- It's taking a lot of paperwork, but the Royals are hopeful that Brayan Pena can ultimately continue to be part of the organization when the roster maneuver process runs its course. One day after claiming the switch-hitting catcher off waivers from Atlanta, Kansas City announced that Pena had been designated for assignment to make room for Saturday's starting pitcher, Kyle Davies, on the 25-man roster.

As of Monday, there will be a 72-hour window for another club to claim Pena. If he isn't claimed, the Royals will have the option of assigning Pena to one of their Minor League clubs.

With the possibility that Miguel Olivo could become a free agent at the end of the season, the Royals would like to keep Pena in their organizational mix as they consider long-term plans.

"We're taking him off [the active roster] today and we'll just go from there," Royals manager Trey Hillman said. "There's a process, obviously, that you've got to go through."

Pena, 26, was 4-for-14 (.286) at the plate for Atlanta this year. Having played parts of four seasons for the Braves, Pena is familiar to Royals general manager Dayton Moore, who came from the Braves' organization two years ago.