Braves Might Deal Pena?

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.


Anonymous 7:41 AM CDT  

Check your analysis on Pena... he's a good hitter, but is not solid defensively. In fact, the Braves have moved him around to 3B, 1B trying to find a a place for his bat, 'cause Cox doesn't trust him behind the plate. I still think he makes the team, though, over aging Javy Lopez.