Monday, July 19, 2010

Padres sign Wily Mo Pena to minor league deal

Monday July 19, 2010

Dan Hayes of the North County Times is reporting that the Padres have signed Worthless Wily Mo Pena to a minor league deal.

Why is an entirely different subject.

Worthless Wily has been out of the ML since 2008 and has been playing in the independent Atlantic League this year.

He hit .253/.307 with a strike out every 3rd at bat (520 SO vs 106 BB with only 402 HITS) over parts of 7 ML seasons with Cincinnati, Boston and Washington.

Who he will displace in AAA is a whole other story. The Beavers outfield consists of Hunter, Cooper and Durango. Denorfia or Cunningham will likely join that group when Venable is ready to come off the DL.

The only way Worthless Wily gets much playing time down there is if someone gets traded.

That brings up the next question. Have the Padres agreed to a trade that has not been released yet?

1 comment:

  1. The Pad Father7/20/2010 12:38 PM

    Not real sure why the Padres signed Pena except to have depth at AAA. When Durango is sent back to AAA today or tomorrow to make room for Venable and either Denorfia or Cunningham is sent down to make room for another pitcher, Portlands outfield is going to be real crowded and in my opinion Pena is the least talented of them all.