Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Arbitration On The Horizon? Probably Not!

The Red Sox offered Wily Mo Pena, whose defensive ability strikes fear into the hearts of most Red Sox fans, $1.7 million dollars. Pena is seeking $2.2 million. And Brendan Donnelly is seeking $1.65 million. The club offered him $1.15 million. Arbitration cases will be heard by the league in February if the sides do not settle. But as written in the Herald today....

"The Sox and their two arbitration-eligible players, outfielder Wily Mo Pena and reliever Brendan Donnelly, exchanged figures yesterday and the gap between what salaries are being offered and what are being sought does not appear to be insurmountable in continued negotiations. These differences are relatively minor."

Peter here, and that's great news. WMP might have an inflated opinion of himself, but he'll be a force as a 4th outfielder, and we ALL hope his fielding has improved. IT HAS TO!!! I'll be back later if I can. I have family issues to deal with, but this blog is important to me, and allows me to escape, if only for a few minutes. And I thank you for reading me, and I thank you for your comments. ALL of you!

29 Comments:

At 1/17/2007 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks i am doinng okay today not great but okay i guess:D anyways sorry about your family problems.Pena is not worth $2.2 million but he obviously thinks he is:) ad for donnelly i would pay him:)

 
At 1/17/2007 8:28 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thank you Kaylee....why were you in the hospita??..I ALWAYS worry about you!!!!

 
At 1/17/2007 9:26 AM, Blogger FartShake said...

Wily Mo Pena is worth at least $2 MM in this current market. He'd be a total bargain at that price.

Also Peter, all my comments have been nice.

 
At 1/17/2007 9:39 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

FS, I've been enjoying your comments today! Is that OK?...Ypu scared me yesterday, I have to admit. I hope you enjoy it here...and Sons of Sam is a great site. I'ts hard to believe they like WMP's fielding, but I do hope you are right about next year. Have a great day...Peter

 
At 1/17/2007 9:41 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Can we exist and enjoy each other's writing?????please say yes...I had such a tough day yesteday...

 
At 1/17/2007 9:43 AM, Blogger FartShake said...

I have never had a problem with you- see, that's why I'm here. If I didn't like you, I wouldn't be here.

As long as you've stopped being rude to me, I'm excited to post here.

Yes, Sons of sam horn members all love Wily Mo Pena.

 
At 1/17/2007 10:24 AM, Blogger Zachary A. said...

Wouldn't you rather have a speedy, sure-gloved outfielder for the number 4 position? The fourth outfielder usually comes in late in the game, to replace one of older (or just tired) players. In the case of a extra outfielder, the Sox should look for defense, over offense.

How about Todd Hollansworth, Shannon Stewart, Eric Young, or Preston Wilson?

 
At 1/17/2007 10:31 AM, Blogger FartShake said...

That would be your 5th OF (late inning defense). Your 4th OF is usually offensive-minded, can start, and can be a nice option off the bench.

David Murphy will likely be our 5th OF. He is quick and very talented defensively

 
At 1/17/2007 10:35 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And thanks! Flat tire this morning too! Gee, when it rains, it pours!!!!!!! Feel better Kaylee!

 
At 1/17/2007 10:38 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hey Zach...I'm willing to give WMP another chance..I agree with FS.....I hope his defense has improved...and I hope JD can STAY HEALTHY!!!!! And I will miss Trot! Thanks Zach...and JS...you see, we can co-exist! Bye...busy day now that I have 4 working tires!

 
At 1/17/2007 10:55 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Not including the spare, which is flat...my new car comes in the first week of March, so I hope I'm OK.......we'll see!!!!!

 
At 1/17/2007 10:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I'm soooo happy that we all can get along! I love my blog, and put so much work into it....phew!!

 
At 1/17/2007 10:56 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I'm soooo happy that we all can get along! I love my blog, and put so much work into it....phew!!

 
At 1/17/2007 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Willy Mo is batting 2 for 38 in the winter league. Thats not good.

 
At 1/17/2007 10:58 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ian, I know! Hi too..the UCONN men look mediocre yet again!

 
At 1/17/2007 10:59 AM, Blogger FartShake said...

"Willy Mo is batting 2 for 38 in the winter league. Thats not good."

It's also only 38 ABs. That's what's called a "small sample size." Remember when Jeter went 0-30somethnig a couple years ago?

Prob. just a slump.

 
At 1/17/2007 11:21 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

FS, if you like Red Sox blogs like Son Of Sam, but better, try SURVIVING GRADY!!! I guarantee you'll love it. And you can comment too....here's the link....

http://www.survivinggrady.com/

Let me know. You seem like you do read other Sox blogs, and the more Red Sox fans, the better!

 
At 1/17/2007 3:45 PM, Blogger Lloyd L. Corricelli said...

WMP the fourth outfielder? Who is the third?

Oh, yeah. Aren't the Sox trying to some enigma named Drew or something? :)

I was never for the Drew signing. If history is any indicator, he'll perform poorly and then some guy named Tom will take his job and lead the Sox to the World Series.

 
At 1/17/2007 5:26 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Drew who?? Just kiddn'!!! And who knows what evil Scott Boras(s) will...will.....whatever...but thanks! I'm always interested in your thoughts, Lloyd...thank you! PN

 
At 1/17/2007 5:26 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Drew who?? Just kiddn'!!! And who knows what evil Scott Boras(s) will...will.....whatever...but thanks! I'm always interested in your thoughts, Lloyd...thank you! PN

 
At 1/17/2007 5:27 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Drew who?? Just kiddn'!!! And who knows what evil Scott Boras(s) will...will.....whatever...but thanks! I'm always interested in your thoughts, Lloyd...thank you! PN

 
At 1/17/2007 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, yes Wily Mo resembles Charlie Brown in the OF some times, but the man can flat out mash. If he can adjust to the breaking ball, he'll be fine. Stick him in CF or LF at times, DH him everynow and then, and get him some at bats. He is Papi Jr, and is a very young man.

 
At 1/17/2007 9:31 PM, Blogger FartShake said...

IT looks like you may have fallen to #2! Oh no!

 
At 1/17/2007 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a year when someone the caliber of Ted Lilly can pull down $50 mm plus - I almost find myself feeling sorry for Pena.... crazy I know.

 
At 1/17/2007 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Peter,
I agree with you about the quality of "Surviving Grady" blog. They have such an "eclectic" view of the NE sports scene. There sense of humor is right up my alley. The comments section every day is like an IM screen the way people communicte with each other there. Kind of like a local coffee shop for some. I rarely post ther though.

 
At 1/18/2007 6:32 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

FS (or C and S), the number fluctuates between one and two. FB, I love SG. Hi MR and Ted. You all make great points. I do not trust WMP to play right.....he is better suited to play CF, or the cozy comfines of left

 
At 1/18/2007 10:42 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Confines, cozy, as in our left field..Manny's territory, wall and all!!!

 
At 1/18/2007 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WMP, like Windows XP=Crash:

I was unnerved watching his outfield play;

& the 3rd Article on my blog is up for a load of laughs.

 
At 1/19/2007 6:49 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I will check it out later this morn, Michael.

 

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