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    Brad Penny to Red Sox?

    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.
    Last edited by Raisor; 12-28-2008 at 09:22 PM.
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    Re: Ben Sheets

    How the mighty have fallen.

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    Re: Ben Sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    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.
    Championships Matter.
    23 Years and Counting...

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    Re: Ben Sheets

    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.
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    Re: Ben Sheets

    Fire Jocketty for not being able to sign Sheets!!

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

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    Re: Ben Sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    I thought they were on the verge of signing Brad Penny..



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


    ummmmmmm....

    oops.
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    Re: Ben Sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    How the mighty have fallen.
    I expect Raisor to bounce back from this.

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    Re: Ben Sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I expect Raisor to bounce back from this.
    This probably cost me my 50th Nobel Prize.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Brad Penny to Red Sox?

    Merkle, Buckner, Raisor.

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    Re: Brad Penny to Red Sox?

    They also signed Josh Bard.


    Or perhaps if Raisor was reporting it, Johnny Estrada.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Brad Penny to Red Sox?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    They also signed Josh Bard.


    Or perhaps if Raisor was reporting it, Johnny Estrada.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Ben Sheets

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    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.

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    Re: Brad Penny to Red Sox?

    If it makes you feel any better, the Boston Herald.com headline says they're signing Brad Penny and Jason Bard.
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