View Full Version : Should The Reds Take A Flyer On Wily Mo Pena?

06-22-2009, 12:34 PM
Wily Mo has just been released from the NY Mets AAA affiliate along with another former Red Javy Valentin. Should the Reds take another flyer on the 27 yr old Pena?

I say yes on a Minor League contract.

06-22-2009, 12:40 PM
Hell no.

06-22-2009, 12:43 PM
I'd sooner take Javy back. Actually he would have made a nice little fill-in while Votto was unavailable.

06-22-2009, 12:47 PM
He's certainly no worse than McD and has more upside. Couldn't hurt, but probably won't help much ultimately either. Still he's a bit of an upgrade there.

06-22-2009, 01:07 PM
He seems like a lesser version of Jonny Gomes to me. I'd rather the younger guys get at-bats instead of Pena.

06-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Can they send him to the GCL?

06-22-2009, 01:24 PM
Can they send him to the GCL?

So he can block those guys too?

06-22-2009, 01:45 PM
So he can block those guys too?


06-22-2009, 02:18 PM
Yes. He started off cold and without any pop. This month is OPS is .910 and he seems to be hitting with power. He still draws walks at the same rate as Taveras but why not let him get some AB's in AAA.

06-22-2009, 03:23 PM
Do you want extra entertainment during batting practice?

06-22-2009, 09:54 PM
"Willy Mo, Willy Mo, Willy Mo." M.B.

06-22-2009, 09:58 PM
I think we have too many good young outfielders right now to have him take up a spot. Unless you want to release McDonald and have him take his place.

Plus Plus
06-22-2009, 10:21 PM
No, one terrible Willy (or Wily) is enough on one team.

06-22-2009, 11:08 PM
No, one terrible Willy (or Wily) is enough on one team.

Well, we could trade Taveras....Maybe. ;)

Team Clark
06-22-2009, 11:13 PM
Well, we could trade Taveras....Maybe. ;)

To who? The Mexican league? :thumbup:

06-23-2009, 08:15 AM
We spent most of Pena's time here dreaming up ways to send him to the minors.

Now that he is finally there, let's leave him there.

06-23-2009, 08:52 AM
Looks like the Mets were trying to turn him into a 1B. That's interesting.

Doc. Scott
06-23-2009, 12:32 PM
It would be crushingly ironic if we signed Wily Mo to a minor-league deal, wouldn't it?

Actually, the speculation I've seen around the web (it was a link from C. Trent, I think) said that Pena might be headed to Japan. Was it M2 or FCB or someone else that mentioned several seasons ago that they thought he'd hit his way to the Orient eventually?

06-23-2009, 05:22 PM
In response to the title of this thread:

Where's that throw-up icon when you need it?