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I don't believe I've ever actually seen him get a hit in a Sox uniform. I hear he has done it, though. :brooding:

 

Well, he's been thrown in a tough situation, and barring a trade of Manny, it won't be any easier with Ellsbury in the minors itching to play center field. Pena did his best last year when he had consistent playing time and it's a shame that he's been relegated to the bench but nobody can deny his potential and immense power. That single HR in Toronto was a blast to straightaway center field.

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Well, he's been thrown in a tough situation, and barring a trade of Manny, it won't be any easier with Ellsbury in the minors itching to play center field. Pena did his best last year when he had consistent playing time and it's a shame that he's been relegated to the bench but nobody can deny his potential and immense power. That single HR in Toronto was a blast to straightaway center field.

what do you think of ellsbury?

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what do you think of ellsbury?

 

He's inarguably the top talent in the Red Sox system right now. He's a tremendous defender who is fast and can hit for gap power that can only improve as he matures. Here is a good page on him from soxprospects.com. It's gonna get complicated in the Red Sox outfield soon barring the a trade of Manny with Drew and Crisp signed to long term deals and Pena on the bench. The Sox hope to give him his time in the minors though. He'll be up in September but probably won't start barring injuries.

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He's inarguably the top talent in the Red Sox system right now. He's a tremendous defender who is fast and can hit for gap power that can only improve as he matures. Here is a good page on him from soxprospects.com. It's gonna get complicated in the Red Sox outfield soon barring the a trade of Manny with Drew and Crisp signed to long term deals and Pena on the bench. The Sox hope to give him his time in the minors though. He'll be up in September but probably won't start barring injuries.

I was actually talking to my friends about Andruw Jones and I predicted that he would be a part of the Red Sox in 08. Any possibility or that?

 

If you can get a set up man for Coco by the deadline, do it. The bridge to Papelbon is awfully shaky unless a few guys continue to step up.

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I was actually talking to my friends about Andruw Jones and I predicted that he would be a part of the Red Sox in 08. Any possibility or that?

 

If you can get a set up man for Coco by the deadline, do it. The bridge to Papelbon is awfully shaky unless a few guys continue to step up.

 

Well, the Red Sox are set for the next couple of years and the only contract over next year is Lowell's. I see them trying to stay cheap with Crisp, Pena, and Ellsbury rather than jump into the fray for any of the free agent outfielders next year. I think the importance of a strong pitching staff will be stressed by this year's success and a lot of money will go into the bullpen.

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And here's a good article on Wily Mo Pena and how he fits in Boston.

 

That pretty much sums up the problems with him. The funny thing is, he came to us with a reputation as a decent outfielder, and I don't get the impression that the guy can play any position at all. That makes him a DH and we already have one of those. Also, even if he could play the outfield, left and right are taken, Ellsbury is probably going to be up this year, and Crisp will be good enough defensively to overcome his possible shortcomings at the plate until then. I know Wily Mo hit .300 last year, but I'm just sick of seeing the guy strike out on breaking pitches.

 

Regardless, awesome grand slam by Wily Mo last night.

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