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April 07, 2006

Pena has mentors in Ortiz, Manny:
"Born and raised in Laguna Salada in the Dominican Republic (Ortiz and Ramirez are from Santo Domingo), Pena grew up in a modest home with his brother, Hannsel, now a Minor League player with the Reds, and two sisters. He was signed to a Major League contract by the Yankees at the age of 17 in 1998 in a move that later proved to be a blessing and a curse. The good part is that the money helped the Penas out of poverty. The not-so-good part of the big-money deal was that it rushed his development, exposing him to Major League competition before he was ready.

He's off to a good start! Mo doubled and brought in & scored a run in his only at bat....


posted by zippinglou to baseball at 12:32 AM - 10 comments

That's great, but the pitcher he was traded for has more homeruns.

posted by Sporty at 02:58 AM on April 07

More at bats, too.

posted by yerfatma at 06:37 AM on April 07

Hopefully Manny doesn't show him where that door is in the outfield.

posted by wingnut4life at 06:45 AM on April 07

Hopefully, I can expect many more FPPs about platooning Red Sox outfielders. Gag.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:14 AM on April 07

Hopefully, I can expect many more FPPs about platooning Red Sox outfielders. Gag. Count on it. Good line, Weedy.

posted by dyams at 08:32 AM on April 07

this was a very good move by Theo.Ortiz has the right frame of mind and stature tolead Pena to be a very good everyday player.Arroyo was the most unpredicable of the Red Sox pitchers, and with the likes of papelbon Lester and others on the farm,Theo made the right move

posted by arturo at 10:52 AM on April 07

Go Red Sox Nation!

posted by Joe88 at 02:23 PM on April 07

Boy am I glad that Pena now has a very good mentor and role model in Manny Ramirez...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:42 PM on April 07

Hopefully, I can expect many more FPPs about platooning Red Sox outfielders. Gag. Chuckle. Boy am I glad that Pena now has a very good mentor and role model in Manny Ramirez... Chortle.

posted by BullpenPro at 02:14 PM on April 10

Sure, you guys chortle, chuckle, and talk trash now, just wait a couple of months when all the Red Sox and/or Yankee threads have dried up, you'll be begging for some friggin' East Coast bias!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:15 PM on April 10

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