Arbitration On The Horizon? Probably Not!
The Red Sox offered Wily Mo Pena, whose defensive ability strikes fear into the hearts of most Red Sox fans, $1.7 million dollars. Pena is seeking $2.2 million. And Brendan Donnelly is seeking $1.65 million. The club offered him $1.15 million. Arbitration cases will be heard by the league in February if the sides do not settle. But as written in the Herald today....
"The Sox and their two arbitration-eligible players, outfielder Wily Mo Pena and reliever Brendan Donnelly, exchanged figures yesterday and the gap between what salaries are being offered and what are being sought does not appear to be insurmountable in continued negotiations. These differences are relatively minor."
Peter here, and that's great news. WMP might have an inflated opinion of himself, but he'll be a force as a 4th outfielder, and we ALL hope his fielding has improved. IT HAS TO!!! I'll be back later if I can. I have family issues to deal with, but this blog is important to me, and allows me to escape, if only for a few minutes. And I thank you for reading me, and I thank you for your comments. ALL of you!