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According to SI.com, the Yankees are interested in signing former Red Sox starter Brad Penny.
OK, now re-read that sentence. Re-read it again. (I don’t know why I continue to ask you to read it…but take it from me, I had to re-read it twice when I saw that the Yankees were interested). After bombing against the Yankees in his final Red Sox outing, Penny may be headed to New York to help out in their rotation for September.
Penny went 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA in 24 starts with the Sox, and was released after Tim Wakefield returned from the disabled list. Penny sought his release because he was still interested in starting the rest of the season, perhaps for a National League contender like the Marlins and Giants. The appeal of the National League, besides a change of scenery, is that it features easier lineups (especially considering they hold pitchers there instead of a designated hitter).
But, why would Penny sign with the Yankees? He’d go from the hardest division in baseball to pitch in…to the hardest division in baseball to pitch in (the AL East). To be honest, I hope Penny signs with the Yankees. I’d love to see the Red Sox take him to town!