Think the D-Rays miss Travis Lee yet?
It's crazy to think Pena could finish the year with 40+ HRs and 100+ RBIs. He didn't have a Major League job in the beginning of the season, did he?
I will not rank him in the Top 5 1B for 2008. Off the top of my head, I'd take Pujols, Ortiz, Fielder, Howard, Morneau, Teixeira, Hafner, Derrek Lee, Victor Martinez and probably even Lance Berkman over him next year. And I'm sure I'm missing someone on that list. However, I'm not calling him a one year wonder. Pena was a highly touted prospect who appears to have taken a little longer than usual to figure things out. He always posted great numbers in Triple-A, but struggled against Major League pitching. When I think Carlos Pena now, I think Brandon Phillips.