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    Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Penny was just given his release from the Red Sox. Reds sign him for the rest of the year and maybe cincy will grow on him. If he is healthy like he says, a return to the NL might really interest him.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosley68 View Post
    Penny was just given his release from the Red Sox. Reds sign him for the rest of the year and maybe cincy will grow on him.

    Yeah. Like a wart.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Penny wants an easier opportunity than the AL East to try and increase his value in the free agent market (if he wanted to win he would have stayed with Boston).

    I would expect the Reds to take a run at him as they will give him an opportunity. I would think that Washington may provide some competition. I would be surprised if he ended up with a contender but it is possible he could end up in St. Louis.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    Penny wants an easier opportunity than the AL East to try and increase his value in the free agent market (if he wanted to win he would have stayed with Boston).

    I would expect the Reds to take a run at him as they will give him an opportunity. I would think that Washington may provide some competition. I would be surprised if he ended up with a contender but it is possible he could end up in St. Louis.
    Maybe's he's tipping his pitches

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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    Maybe's he's tipping his pitches
    or just escaping the toughest division in baseball.

    I thought Smoltz was a great idea for the Cards and I expect him to do better than the guys they were running out there at the back of the rotation ... same could be true for Penny.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    I'd love to have him as a power arm out of the bullpen, but he's way too inefficient to make it as a starter anymore. He's a 2 pitch guy anyways. Let him go all out for 30 pitches and he could still be very effective. That said, I think he'll sign somewhere as a starter, perhaps back in LA?
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    We need a arm in the rotation and Lehr, Wells, and Bailey are lesser options compared to Penny who would probably only cost the minimum this year. With a healthy rotation of Harang, Arroyo, Cueto, Penny, Owings.. They might be able focus on offense. I like the idea and at this point what could it hurt?
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    I'd love to have him as a power arm out of the bullpen, but he's way too inefficient to make it as a starter anymore. He's a 2 pitch guy anyways. Let him go all out for 30 pitches and he could still be very effective. That said, I think he'll sign somewhere as a starter, perhaps back in LA?
    My take he is that the main thing he is looking for is to increase his value for 2010. For that reason IMO a non-contender is a better fit for two reason
    1) more of an opportunity
    2) face easier lineups. Generally the contenders will still face the opponents best lineup in September where the non-contenders may play a lot of sub par players(better known as the Reds current lineup) against each other.

    St. Louis might once again be a nice fit for a released Boston pitcher.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    We need a arm in the rotation and Lehr, Wells, and Bailey are lesser options compared to Penny who would probably only cost the minimum this year. With a healthy rotation of Harang, Arroyo, Cueto, Penny, Owings.. They might be able focus on offense. I like the idea and at this point what could it hurt?
    I agree. I would rather see Penny for 5 more starts this year that Wells.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    My take he is that the main thing he is looking for is to increase his value for 2010. For that reason IMO a non-contender is a better fit for two reason
    1) more of an opportunity
    2) face easier lineups. Generally the contenders will still face the opponents best lineup in September where the non-contenders may play a lot of sub par players(better known as the Reds current lineup) against each other.

    St. Louis might once again be a nice fit for a released Boston pitcher.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    LA is my guess.
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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    I think he stinks....

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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
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    Colorado would be a train wreck for Penny. I takes pitchers quite a while to get accustomed to pitching in that altitude, picking him up of waiver and starting him right away would be a bad idea.

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    Re: Brad Penny try us on for size?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Colorado would be a train wreck for Penny. I takes pitchers quite a while to get accustomed to pitching in that altitude, picking him up of waiver and starting him right away would be a bad idea.
    Rockies Interested In Penny By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 27 at 10:14am CST]

    The Rockies have some interest in Brad Penny, who was just released by the Red Sox, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Renck sees indications that the Rockies have a decent shot at signing Penny, who should clear waivers Monday. At that point, Penny would cost the team less than $100k.

    The Rockies, who had some interest in Penny over the winter, need pitching depth now that Aaron Cook appears likely to miss at least two more weeks. The club recently stashed Russ Ortiz in Triple A, so he could provide depth if they don't add Penny.

    As Buster Olney pointed out this morning, Penny may embrace the chance to compete in the same division as his former team, the NL West-leading Dodgers.

    •The Colorado Rockies could use another starter. Not only is Penny affordable, but he's had more success in the NL and it would give him the chance to compete against his former team, the Dodgers. As Olney shows, some bad blood may linger between Penny and the Dodgers.
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