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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby chipper » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:19 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:yes the brandon phillips comparison is a good one except, pena was never highly regarded for being a good contact hitter. he's bascially a .275 35-40 hr 100 rbi type guys i guess. theres no way id feel completely comfortable with him as my primary 1b.


Feilder is about a .275 - .285 hitter, but most would be cool with him as their 1B.
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby Noggy » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:19 am

chipper wrote:Feilder is about a .275 - .285 hitter, but most would be cool with him as their 1B.


The problem with that comparison is that Pena's probably not a legit .275 - .285 hitter. He's never shown an ability to hit for average and the only reason his average on the season looks good is because he hit .356 in May. In the other months he hit .213, .253, .265, .267.

Do you really think he'll hit .270 or better next year?
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby Yoda » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:55 am

Most likely I will avoid him due to the short track record and his age but he's been fantastic this year and there is no reason why, given his talent, coudln't repeat.
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:10 pm

Noggy wrote:
chipper wrote:Feilder is about a .275 - .285 hitter, but most would be cool with him as their 1B.


The problem with that comparison is that Pena's probably not a legit .275 - .285 hitter. He's never shown an ability to hit for average and the only reason his average on the season looks good is because he hit .356 in May. In the other months he hit .213, .253, .265, .267.

Do you really think he'll hit .270 or better next year?


exactly and not only that, but the fact that he come up with big expectations (just like prince) and then fizzled out for a few years before actually producing a fantasy relevant season (unlike prince) makes me feel uncomfortable about him.
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:09 pm

D-Rays have a tendency to have players have career years on their team and fade away, Ty Wiggington, Travie Lee, Aubrey Huff, Jorge Cantu, even a washed up Tino Martinez put up respectable #'s with them for a short time. Certainly his season has been the best of all the previously mentioned, but I wouldn't jump on his wagon too quickly, I'd air on the side of caution with him.
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby swyck » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:34 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:he's bascially a .275 35-40 hr 100 rbi type guys i guess. theres no way id feel completely comfortable with him as my primary 1b.

8-o

So what do you if you dont get Pujols?
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby Surfs up » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:23 pm

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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby Ender » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:20 am

I would avoid Pena like the plague next year, way too much risk and most likely almost no reward.
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby J35J » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:07 am

Ender wrote:I would avoid Pena like the plague next year, way too much risk and most likely almost no reward.


Don't say that.....let everyone pick him while letting Berkman, Teix, etc slide a little further!
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Re: Carlos Pena Next Year

Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:46 pm

It would be interesting to see if the Drays would try to move him this offseason.
I bet they could get a decent amount back considering the poor 1B FA this offseason.
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