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UserNameBlank
03-24-2007, 10:18 AM
The Royals picked up Tony Pena, Jr. from the Braves for a minor league pitcher. They have Alex Gonzalez and Berroa, but Pena per the article should be the starter. This really, really is going to help KC out. Also noted in the article is that Berroa can refuse being optioned to the minors, which would make him a free agent and clear another $8mil off the books for KC.

Link (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070323&content_id=1856161&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp)

ilsox7
03-24-2007, 10:23 AM
The Royals picked up Tony Pena, Jr. from the Braves for a minor league pitcher. They have Alex Gonzalez and Berroa, but Pena per the article should be the starter. This really, really is going to help KC out. Also noted in the article is that Berroa can refuse being optioned to the minors, which would make him a free agent and clear another $8mil off the books for KC.

Link (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070323&content_id=1856161&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp)

I don't know anything about his glove, but if you go by minor league stats (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/P/Tony-Pena.shtml), Tony Pena, Jr. is very bad at playing the game of baseball.

jabrch
03-24-2007, 10:39 AM
The Royals picked up Tony Pena, Jr. from the Braves for a minor league pitcher. They have Alex Gonzalez and Berroa, but Pena per the article should be the starter. This really, really is going to help KC out. Also noted in the article is that Berroa can refuse being optioned to the minors, which would make him a free agent and clear another $8mil off the books for KC.

Link (http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070323&content_id=1856161&vkey=spt2007news&fext=.jsp)

I don't see him turning down 8mm. There's no way he gets that money from anyone else. He might negotiate a buyout if there is another MLB team that would take him, but that's about it.

Nobody would choose to pay im 8mm at this point.

UserNameBlank
03-24-2007, 10:40 AM
I don't know anything about his glove, but if you go by minor league stats (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/P/Tony-Pena.shtml), Tony Pena, Jr. is very bad at playing the game of baseball.
I've never heard of him, but in the article they made it sound like he really could play some D. Even if he hits like Royce Clayton, as long as he plays a good SS he will help the Royals. I don't know how many times I've seen Berroa appear to forget he has hands against the Sox.

jabrch
03-24-2007, 10:40 AM
I don't know anything about his glove, but if you go by minor league stats (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/P/Tony-Pena.shtml), Tony Pena, Jr. is very bad at playing the game of baseball.

Pena is extremely fast, has a very strong arm and decent range. He just doesn't hit well. There's room for a guy like him, in particular on a team like KC that has such a small budget.

I'm curious as to why they gave up a decent pitching prospect for him - that seemed like a high price.

UserNameBlank
03-24-2007, 10:41 AM
I don't see him turning down 8mm. There's no way he gets that money from anyone else. He might negotiate a buyout if there is another MLB team that would take him, but that's about it.

Nobody would choose to pay im 8mm at this point.

Me either, but remember, in a market that wasn't even nearly as crazy as last offseason, the Nats gave I believe $4mil per year to Cristian Guzman. So, maybe some team will be stupid enough to pick that contract up.

IndianWhiteSox
03-24-2007, 11:02 AM
Pena is extremely fast, has a very strong arm and decent range. He just doesn't hit well. There's room for a guy like him, in particular on a team like KC that has such a small budget.

I'm curious as to why they gave up a decent pitching prospect for him - that seemed like a high price.

The royals have been keen on trying to get rid of Berroa for the past year or so. That's why they had to do that, and besides they gave up SISCO FOR GLOAD.

Me either, but remember, in a market that wasn't even nearly as crazy as last offseason, the Nats gave I believe $4mil per year to Cristian Guzman. So, maybe some team will be stupid enough to pick that contract up.


That's true, but at least he was a starter for the past few years before he signed on to them. Whereas Angel Berroa's value, has been decrease to such an extent that if they get a single A prospect for him, it would be considered a steal.

ilsox7
03-24-2007, 11:05 AM
Pena is extremely fast, has a very strong arm and decent range. He just doesn't hit well. There's room for a guy like him, in particular on a team like KC that has such a small budget.

I'm curious as to why they gave up a decent pitching prospect for him - that seemed like a high price.

Gotchya. Maybe it's not horrible for them then. Bat him 9th and pretends he's a pitcher.

UserNameBlank
03-24-2007, 11:09 AM
The royals have been keen on trying to get rid of Berroa for the past year or so. That's why they had to do that, and besides they gave up SISCO FOR GLOAD.

From a KC perspective, I really didn't like the Sisco and Burgos deals, but I like that Moore isn't waiting on potential at least in Berroa's case. He was really the only glaring hole the Royals have defensively. They have some pretty solid players everywhere else.