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Cant wait to hear all the sox fans fans how much arroyo sucked and that willy mo is the greatst hitting prospect in the league ect, ect, ect.

 

 

Its actually a very good move for the red sox. that means they can start willy mo against lefties(cause thats all he can hit) and twat nixon against righties(cause thats all he can hit) and Paplebon can move into the rotation. It gives the Sox very good production from out of RF

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For Wily Mo Pena...seems like an underhanded move after the discount.

Why?!

 

Why? Because Arroyo would have spent the year in the bullpen. Now we have someone to platoon with Trot and replace him next year when his contract is up.

 

And no, Arroyo didn't suck but he was expendable with all the starters we have. Willy Mo is only 24 and the track record is pretty good with power hitters at his age to cut down on the K's.

 

"One of the highlights of the game was Wily Mo Pena's display of patience at the plate. The slugger, who walked only 20 times all of last season, drew free passes in both of his plate appearances Wednesday. Manager Jerry Narron was happy to see it.

"If Wily Mo will take that same approach all year, he could be very, very successful," said Narron."

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Acks, I hate how ESPN adds more to an article later on. But, it's a decent trade. I'm still doubting Papelbon starts in the rotation because we still have Wells and Clement. Papelbon is more likely to go to the pen, especially with Clement's hot spring. Wells on the other hand should NOT be traded in my opinion, we need the depth. I would've preferred Arroyo and his ability to go back and forth...and his status as a fan favorite (though words don't describe how I hated the cornrows). This move should help....so our roster right now is looking like:

 

Hitters: Varitek, Youkilis, Loretta, Gonzalez, Lowell, Ramirez, Crisp, Nixon, Ortiz, Stern, Snow, Pena, Cora, Bard, Graffanino* .

Pitchers: Schilling, Wakefield, Beckett, Clement, Wells, Papelbon, Tavarez, Riske, Seanez, Dinardo*, Timlin, Foulke

 

We'll start out the beginning of the season with fewer pitchers. Graffanino is likely to be traded and there's no way the Sox will let Stern go without at least getting him his 12 (17?) games so that he fulfills Rule V obligations. Logic says they'll trade Graffanino for prospects and give Dinardo, as a LHP a spot in the bullpen. Actually, they might go with a smaller pitching corp in the beginning until Stern can fulfill obligations, though 11 pitchers is incredibly low. It's not a bad thing to have competition. Kapler will have a hard time getting on the team when he comes back.

 

I meant it was underhanded because Arroyo signed a hometown discount and then was traded. Pena is signed for cheap now though, though I don't know how long his contract is.

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Wily Mo Pena is 24 years old and basically has been learning how to hit at the major league level since he was 20 and out of options. Bronson Arroyo was an overachieving guy who in my opinion we all saw his best he had in 04, I think that was his ceiling. Pena at 24 with those tools? I think the ceiling is much higher than we all saw. Not to mention he is a right hadnded bat at Fenway and I think he could be a real productive steal for the Sox. Arroyo is good, but Penas upside is better than Arroyos at this point

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"This guy has some sick power. This guy has some crazy power, man," Ortiz said

 

"We were talking about hitting a lot during the WBC," Ortiz said of Pena. "He wants to learn. He's a hard worker, good kid."

 

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Ortiz said the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Pena is more muscular and a better hitter than Ortiz was when he was 24.

 

"When I was 24 the ability that he has right now I didn't have it and I was in the big leagues, just like him," Ortiz said. "Wait until you see him. He looks like a football player. He's huge. He's got legs like nobody I've ever seen."

 

"Wily Mo is learning. He's going to be a great player,"

"The best thing that happened to him was coming over here," Ortiz said. "He can learn from all of us."

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oh God, its beginning already with the "Willy Mo Pena is the greatest hitting prosepct in the history of the game". Didnt Arroyo take a below market contract to stay in Boston? Poor kid should have known better

 

ummm who said that? :confused::unsure::huh:

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apparently David Oritz did

 

How does him having power and wanting to learn equate to "Willy Mo Pena is the greatest hitting prosepct in the history of the game"?

 

P.S. In 2 AB's today he singled and walked.

 

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and i'm sure he'll take the same excuse all the latin players did... they didnt know "it" was a steroid cause they couldn't read the english on the bottle

 

HA, you Yanks fans are DYING for the day a Sox player gets busted doing steroids, aren't you?

 

Did you finish reading Game of Shadows yet? Oh but Sheff is innocent, so no need to right?

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HA, you Yanks fans are DYING for the day a Sox player gets busted doing steroids, aren't you?

 

Did you finish reading Game of Shadows yet? Oh but Sheff is innocent, so no need to right?

who ever said sheffield or giambi was innocent? they both admitted to using steroids. :confused:

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and truthfully, giambi was huge when he was on the a's too, he started back then, not with the yankees

I don't remember but weren't there rumors that Giambi took roids even before he signed with the Yanks? I remember that last year fans were pissed at the Yanks for not doing research on Giambi or providing incentives on his contract if he did take steroids.

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