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Raisor
12-28-2008, 09:09 PM
Rosenthal at foxsports is reporting that the Redsox have either signed, or close to signing Brad Penny, and not Ben Sheets to a one year deal.

Edit: Anyone that thinks that this is Ben Sheets is of course completely insane and should seek help immediatly.

I'll be hiding in my room.

Joseph
12-28-2008, 09:11 PM
How the mighty have fallen.

Caveat Emperor
12-28-2008, 09:14 PM
How the mighty have fallen.

I'm sure more than a few teams were scared off making big offers by some combination of his medical history and Type-A Free Agent status.

RedLegSuperStar
12-28-2008, 09:14 PM
I thought they were on the verge of signing Brad Penny..


Free-agent catcher Josh Bard has reached a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, Sean McAdam of the Boston Herald and Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe are reporting.

The Bard agreement is a nonguaranteed major-league deal worth $1.6MM. According to McAdam, Bard is viewed as a backup, but he could see more time depending upon what Boston decides to do at catcher.

Bard, 31 in March, spent seven games with the Red Sox in 2006 before Boston traded him to the Padres. He hit .202 in 57 games with San Diego in 2008.

McAdam has more on the Brad Penny deal, too. The agreement, a one-year deal with a base salary of $5MM, will be finalized Monday. Incentives and performance bonuses can increase the total deal another $3MM if Penny pitches more than 160 innings, McAdam reports.

Penny, 31 in May, went 6-9 with a 6.27 ERA in 17 starts and two relief appearances in 2008 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The right-hander played 4.5 seasons for the Dodgers. He played with the Florida Marlins from 2000 until he was traded in 2004.


MLBTradeRumors.com

durl
12-28-2008, 09:15 PM
Fire Jocketty for not being able to sign Sheets!!

Sorry...the other Jocketty-bashing threads here are starting to rub off on me.

Raisor
12-28-2008, 09:20 PM
I thought they were on the verge of signing Brad Penny..



MLBTradeRumors.com

Wait, Brad Sheets and Ben Penny aren't the same person?


ummmmmmm....

oops.

BCubb2003
12-28-2008, 09:24 PM
How the mighty have fallen.

I expect Raisor to bounce back from this.

Raisor
12-28-2008, 09:26 PM
I expect Raisor to bounce back from this.

This probably cost me my 50th Nobel Prize.

BCubb2003
12-28-2008, 09:29 PM
Merkle, Buckner, Raisor.

Tom Servo
12-28-2008, 09:31 PM
They also signed Josh Bard.


Or perhaps if Raisor was reporting it, Johnny Estrada.

Raisor
12-28-2008, 09:33 PM
They also signed Josh Bard.


Or perhaps if Raisor was reporting it, Johnny Estrada.

:cool:

Joseph
12-28-2008, 09:37 PM
This probably cost me my 50th Nobel Prize.

everyone knows you don't count as a human being until you get to your 50th prize.

blumj
12-29-2008, 05:57 AM
If it makes you feel any better, the Boston Herald.com headline says they're signing Brad Penny and Jason Bard.