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Postby Tokugawa » Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:41 pm

Pena just hit his third bomb, he has way too much potential to sit in on the bench. When is he going to become an everyday player? Ok Kearns outplayed him during spring training but what has that ever meant. As far as I'm concerned it's time to bench or trade Kearns!
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Postby bselig » Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:49 pm

Pena, in a full season, has essentially a zero chance of hitting under thirty homers, and is probably good for 35...he's 245 lbs of pure latino muscle. I don't know if Kearns is the one who should go but I think with last year's second half Pena has earned a right to start in the mlb
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Postby slomo007 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:40 pm

Pena will start to steal some playing time from Kearns if this trend continues. However, the reason the Reds are reluctant to do so is because Pena has power - nobody is arguing that - but he still Ks too much and doesn't hit for average at all. Kearns has potentially less power but still a much better overall hitter.

It's going to be interesting to see how long the Reds stick with Kearns as the everyday RFer. I really don't know how much longer they can leave Pena on the bench...but for the Reds sake, I really think they need to let Kearns play to get out of his slump. Overall, he's the better player and prospect. Pena is solid too, and maybe he'll get his average up with more playing time, it's hard to say.
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Postby max01889 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:46 pm

bselig wrote:Pena, in a full season, has essentially a zero chance of hitting under thirty homers, and is probably good for 35...he's 245 lbs of pure latino muscle. I don't know if Kearns is the one who should go but I think with last year's second half Pena has earned a right to start in the mlb


Woah man...sounds like you like Pena a little too much.
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Postby brandnew » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:48 pm

LOL

Kearns is a much better player than Pena... man, check out that OBP. I just threw up a little in my mouth.
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Postby hybrid » Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:58 pm

Pena doesn't need to walk to have a higher OBP right now :-b

But seriously everyone knows Kearns is the better hitter, he just isn't showing it at all right now and Pena is taking every chance he gets and producing right now.

In the 6 games Pena has started he is 7 for 19 with 3 hr's and 7 rbi's
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Postby tmoney » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:11 pm

I heard before the season that Pena might get traded at some point this season. Any chance of this happening or has anyone heard more about a trade?
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Postby quicksilver8 » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:29 pm

i heard some rumors about the Nationals being interested in Willy Mo...

I think Willy Mo is best suited for DH. There is a reason Willy Mo doesn't play over a crappy Kearns...defense and walks.
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Postby hybrid » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:55 pm

I doubt the reds will ever trade Pena unless they get a great deal.

Also Pena isn't a bad OF, it's when they put him in CF (a position he has barely played) that he doesn't look that good. Other wise though he a bit raw out there, he still has very good speed and a great arm.
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Postby free » Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:29 pm

anyone one up in cincy hear of any potential trade talks? i don't see how you can let either one of the guys ride the pine or platoon ALL season. seems like you should be able to get some great value for kearns or pena :-?
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