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Where will Brad Penny go?

Aug 28, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

Conventional wisdom seems to be coalescing around the idea that no one will claim Brad Penny off of waivers, but that once he clears them on Monday the Giants and Marlins are the best bet.  There was some talk about the Rockies, where his presence would make a lot of sense in light of Aaron Cook being out, but people who know the Rockies are saying it’s not happening, mostly because Jim Tracy used to manage Penny in L.A. and doesn’t much care for him.

Rosenthal’s reasoning on Penny in San Francisco is sound: “He would make sense as a starter for the Giants, who are using left-
hander Joe Martinez as the replacement for the injured Randy Johnson”  Indeed, in light of the fact that Martinez got lit up like a Christmas tree by the Diamondbacks last night, they may be even more urgent than we thought.

  1. Pablo - Aug 28, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Did right-hander Joe Martinez throw left-handed against the D-Backs last night? That would explain a lot.

  2. Browngoat - Aug 31, 2009 at 10:33 AM

    Question: Am I correct in thinking that Penny has been released? And if he passes through waivers without being claimed, he is a free agent, and any team that signs him would only have to pay the pro-rated major league minimum, while the Red Sox pay the rest?

  3. Corey Attia - Jan 17, 2010 at 2:13 AM

    Nice post!

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