Are you freaking kidding me? IF this deal happens it has got to be one of the stupidest moves in baseball history. We cut ties with the last of the big 3 pitchers we have after we send him on a bunch of minor league rehab assignments. We tell him he's not good enough to pitch for us, (We all disgrace a man who won over 230 plus games for our team, not to mention possibly pissed him off enough to keep him from helping as a scout, or spring training instructor or anything like that.) then we deal our RF who is at the lowest point of his short career for...... a crappy pitcher? Seriously is Frank Wren smoking crack? What would be the point of trading away Francoeur for Brad Penny?..... IF we needed pitching then MAYBE but most likely still not. We could have kept Glavine (Sold some extra tickets since a lot of people would like to see a 300 game winning pitching pitch.), Kept Francoeur who has ZERO on the trade return.
Geez please guys is there any logic to this? I know I'm a homer but this just seems stupid.
CadensDad wrote:I hope your joking, Penny doing more for the Braves rotation than Glavine? Seriously, I've heard some crazy things but that's up there on the list. The Veteran leadership Glavine could provide alone is worth more than Penny.
Francoeur might suck but he's worth more than a broken down never was pitcher like Penny.
You like Glavine and Francoeur waaaaaaaaaaay too much.
Francoeur should be dealt for nearly anybody who is cheap enough and has a pulse, and if Glavine is done, he's done.
The Veteran LeadershipTM
that Glavine shows is absolutely worthless if every time he's on the mound he gives up 6 ER in 5 innings or whatever.
Wren is actually making the right noises here, surprisingly, after some real disasters to begin his GM career.
I would rather see the Sox get a bag of used balls than Francoeur, but Penny has a lot more to offer than Glavine. I would rather see the Sox move him to make room for Buchholz, not get another 25 man roster player back. (Never mind the worst every day player in baseball).
CadensDad wrote: The Veteran leadership Glavine could provide alone is worth more than Penny.
Veteran leadership while giving up 17 base runners in 10 IP in the minor leagues does not a winner make.
There's a reason why nobody will sign Glavine but there's a market for Penny's services.