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.