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Braves Targeting Brad Penny

The Braves have been a busy team lately (cutting ties with Tom Glavine and trading for Nate McClouth). They also called up super-prospect Tommy Hanson, and in an effort to revamp their rotation, appear to be targeting Red Sox starter Brad Penny.

The Red Sox were reportedly interested in pursuing Jeff Francouer, so a trade between the two clubs seems logical. The Sox have a plethora of pitching options with Clay Buccholz and John Smoltz waiting their turn with the big club.

Penny is 5-1 this year with a 5.68 ERA, but he has gotten progessively better as the season has wore on. He’s now an attractive commodity on the open market. This story certainly bears watching…

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2 comments for “Braves Targeting Brad Penny”

  1. I agree that Penny is valuable on the market with his sudden impact on the mound as he has gotten better like you stated. I wouldn’t be interested in letting him go unless we lined up another pitcher to replace him, buccholz or smoltz so we still have the arsenal.

    Talks of Glavine will begin to arise due to this as well.

    Posted by Josh G | June 6, 2009, 11:41 am
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