Re: Reds vs. Phillies - 9/24/05 - How Long Will Milton Last?
John Erardi was the writer Marty was talking to. He's got a point. Kearns is the best OFer and has the most value of the guys that aren't named Griffey or Dunn. But, that said, I'd try to move Pena. Perhaps a certain GM in our nation's capital values him enough to give up an arm for him. Pena's a 1 trick pony. He has lots of power and that's it. He has speed but if he keeps getting picked off base, what good is that speed? If he got on base like Dunn or Manny that'd be a different story. Like Erardi said, he's never seen a bad OFer turn into a good OFer. They compared him to Kevin Mitchell defensively but Mitch hit for average and power so you could hide his defense in LF. Pena probably won't bring a lot but let him be some one else's project.