Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wily Mo Pena And His Red Sox Future...

Wily Mo Pena? I've stated my case as to his defensive shortcomings. Read this....and click the title of this post for the entire article.....

What's Wily Mo's Role?

"In his inaugural season in Boston, Wily Mo Pena showed glimpses of the prodigious power that convinced the Red Sox to acquire him during spring training in 2006. Yet with only limited playing time, those glimpses were often fleeting, leaving plenty of questions surrounding the hulking outfielder's true potential.
"The best way for us to find out how good Wily Mo can be is to get 550 at-bats. Finding out how to do that is another story," said manager Terry Francona. "I personally don't think Wily Mo is a guy that you just play once or twice a week and expect him to hit."
As such, Pena might well prove more valuable as a trading chip to a club that is looking for an everyday outfielder with significant power potential. With the Sox still in need of a closer, Pena could well serve as a valuable trading chip...."

Peter here, and that last sentence is vital. If the Red Sox are still searching for a true closer to add to their ever-growing bullpen, then Wily Mo might indeed be so important. I personally do not want him to see many minutes in the outfield, whatever Red Sox outfield. If the Sox are to compete in the AL East, they cannot afford a defensive liablity...and WMP is JUST that. Click on the post title for the entire article.

36 Comments:

At 1/06/2007 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree wily mois a defensive liability.and hey we have another rudy seanez for a closer(i am obseessed with Rudy now.LOL.

 
At 1/06/2007 3:29 PM, Anonymous Middle Relief said...

Projected Final 2007 AL East Standings:

Yankees (of course)
Toronto (on the rise)
Tampa Bay (what?)
Boston (Dice-K bust)
Baltimore (given)

 
At 1/06/2007 3:40 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 1/06/2007 3:40 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And MR...you are serious??????

 
At 1/06/2007 3:44 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And...I KNOW you're not....not...not....?

 
At 1/06/2007 3:45 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 1/06/2007 3:47 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

En espanol....muy estupido! Do you know how to translate? Idiot...get it?????? So sad.......I mean you!

 
At 1/06/2007 3:49 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 1/06/2007 3:50 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 1/06/2007 3:50 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

BYEEEEEEEE

 
At 1/06/2007 3:50 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Twice as nice!

 
At 1/06/2007 3:52 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Oh, should I spell it for you? It won't help.....goodbye forever.....typical Yankee fan...clueless....one of so many!

 
At 1/06/2007 3:54 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 1/06/2007 3:55 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I was NICE!!!

 
At 1/06/2007 3:55 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 1/06/2007 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i accediently deleted your comments on my blog sorry did not mean to:)

 
At 1/06/2007 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the comment.

I think Wily Mo should be used as trade bait. He lacks on defense, and strikes out a lot. He'd fit better as a back-up DH or something...Or maybe just on a different team...

 
At 1/06/2007 5:21 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks Lauren...I lost my cool with Middle Relief's comments...and I NEVER do that...Welcome...you have a great blog....have a great weekend. And now,
Middle Relief, I am sorry i was so abrupt and mean. It's just....juyst...you're a Yankee fan...but every baseball fan is welcome here... So I apologise!
Hi Kaylee! And Lauren, thanks and don't be a stranger!!!!! All Sox all the time! Peter

 
At 1/06/2007 5:23 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I deletede some of my comments...I almost never lose my cool like that....take care K and L and sports fans everywhere!

 
At 1/06/2007 5:25 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And we both agree....WMP cannot catch the baseball! have a great weekend!!!! And thanks!

 
At 1/06/2007 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are all humans(at least i think so)or know so

 
At 1/06/2007 6:05 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Me toooo

 
At 1/06/2007 6:06 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I'm so deflatedy disappointed. UCONN VS. Tenn. Women's b'ball....wow...Tenn. wins

 
At 1/06/2007 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

u see but woman can play sports better

 
At 1/06/2007 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

u see but woman can play sports better

 
At 1/06/2007 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

u see but woman can play sports better

 
At 1/06/2007 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops only meant to post once

 
At 1/06/2007 6:13 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I actually almost cried....but...but..well, you know me! Have a great Saturday night!!!! K AND L!!!!

 
At 1/06/2007 6:21 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Kaylee, if you lived in CT....you would be a fan of the UCONN woman's b'ball team..Probably their BIGGEST FAN!! I have to go...but my heart lives and dies with the UCONN women...and thanks for being a fan of my blog...you're THE BEST!!! WAY WAY more than anyone realizes. Thank you! My heart is heavy, but Tennessee deserved (gulp) to win tonight, in Hartford (my town). BYEE

 
At 1/06/2007 6:21 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

I'm soooo sad

 
At 1/06/2007 6:59 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

But I know!

 
At 1/06/2007 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WMP "Crashes":

The Computerized Version is from Microsoft;

On the Field Version of Wily Mo Pena, has been a floperoo in more ways than one;

He fits in more with the '62 Mets.

 
At 1/06/2007 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks:)

 
At 1/06/2007 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willy Mo is a PROJECT!
He needs to play a lot to ever get better. He won't in a Red Sox uniform unless someone gets hurt. Maybe Drew if he ever really signs.
Willy Mo is no Dwight Evans. Trade him for a real closer works for me.

 
At 1/06/2007 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey

 
At 1/07/2007 6:45 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

FB, if only there were a closer out there...and it would take more than WMP to land him.

 

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