Originally Posted by remdog
In what respect. I don't understand this comment in light of the rule that was involved.
Failing to move him after acquiring him in 2001? With the specific rule involved stating that he had to be on a big league roster in 2003, and renegotiating his contract not being an option, Bowden should have moved Pena at some point between 2001 and 2003. I'll never understand the decision to hold onto Pena after 2003 in a position where he largely sits on the bench.
It makes it tough to develop hitters when they rarely see live pitching.