Friday, March 21, 2008
Brayan Pena, who is out of options, is competing for the back up catching job behind three other catchers. Javy Lopez, although he is a coaches favorite, has not overwhelmed everyone with his stuff. Pena is an excellent fielder and that could win him the job, but he is a poor hitter. Still, a team would pick him up if he was on waivers. Both the Giants and Reds are looking for help behind the plate, and would probably take a chance on him. He would probably make for a decent platoon, mostly because of his solid defense. I expect him to make the team over Lopez and Corky Miller, so maybe the Giants or Reds would take a chance on them.