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MIAdragon
04-10-2009, 12:44 PM
Royals to dump catcher Brayan Pena

The Royals must make a roster move before today's game to clear space for veteran right-hander Sidney Ponson, their announced starting pitcher. Ponson opened the season assigned to Class AAA Omaha on a minor-league contract. Club officials indicated the likely move, barring an injury, will be to designate catcher Brayan Pena for assignment. The Royals are unlikely to carry a third catcher in addition to Miguel Olivo and John Buck. Pena, 27, did not play in the three-game series against the White Sox. He is out of options and, barring a trade, would need to be sent through waivers. Even if he clears waivers, Pena has the option of becoming a free agent rather than accept an assignment to Omaha, where his salary would dip from $405,000 to $138,700. -- KC Star

KCUnited
04-10-2009, 12:45 PM
It figured it'd be him, but damn I liked that kid.

Bowser
04-10-2009, 12:45 PM
From all I've heard, this kid has promise.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-10-2009, 12:46 PM
Can't we just set up a pitching machine on the mound in Ponson's place today

Bowser
04-10-2009, 12:46 PM
I move to change Tony Pena's name to "Old Luggage" since we just can't seem to get rid of him. That, or "Herpes".

DeezNutz
04-10-2009, 12:47 PM
They selected the wrong Pena.

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-10-2009, 12:48 PM
I move to change Tony Pena's name to "Old Luggage" since we just can't seem to get rid of him. That, or "Herpes".

He has a better career ERA than Ponson... start him today.

KCUnited
04-10-2009, 12:49 PM
I move to change Tony Pena's name to "Old Luggage" since we just can't seem to get rid of him. That, or "Herpes".

We finally shook loose of Ross Choad, now if we could just wipe clean of Dingle Pena.

WilliamTheIrish
04-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Another in a seemingly endless line of wtf? moves.

MIAdragon
04-10-2009, 12:50 PM
Can't we just set up a pitching machine on the mound in Ponson's place today

Come on now he's not that bad.

http://www.beerial.com/fatpitcher.jpeg

DeezNutz
04-10-2009, 12:51 PM
Why in the motherfuck does Pena Jr. continue to occupy a roster spot? When his dad was in the shower, did he hide a camera in the back pocket of his uniform and get evidence?

Bowser
04-10-2009, 12:53 PM
And is someone going to start an "OFFICIAL" gamethread today? I would, but my mojo isn't strong in Royals threads....

WilliamTheIrish
04-10-2009, 12:54 PM
I wouldn't be upset about this if Pontoon pitched like Rck Reuschel. Unfortunately, that's where the comparison ends.

KChiefs1
04-10-2009, 01:05 PM
Girardi on YES just said Ponson pounds the zone & we go deep.

DeezNutz
04-10-2009, 01:07 PM
Breaking and SHOCKING news:

Guillen out of the lineup today. Sore.

If he's hurt, he should sit out.

gblowfish
04-10-2009, 01:09 PM
Meanwhile, Sir Sidney is getting LAAAAAAARGER!!!

KChiefs1
04-10-2009, 01:11 PM
Alberto Callaspo starts at 2B today with Teahen moving to RF.

KChiefs1
04-10-2009, 01:16 PM
And is someone going to start an "OFFICIAL" gamethread today? I would, but my mojo isn't strong in Royals threads....

paging doomy3:D

eazyb81
04-10-2009, 01:19 PM
What's stopping us from dumping Buck? He's completely mediocre - I see no reason why we don't keep Pena over him.

DeezNutz
04-10-2009, 01:30 PM
What's stopping us from dumping Buck? He's completely mediocre - I see no reason why we don't keep Pena over him.

Given the scarcity of even average ML catchers, I'd have to think that Buck might have some, albeit limited, trade value.

The fact that MLB doesn't allow draft picks to be traded sucks ass.

ChiTown
04-10-2009, 01:38 PM
Given the scarcity of even average ML catchers, I'd have to think that Buck might have some, albeit limited, trade value.

The fact that MLB doesn't allow draft picks to be traded sucks ass.

True, and sadly, I'm sure the Royals Management see's some sort of tremendous upside to Buck vs Pena

DeezNutz
04-10-2009, 01:41 PM
True, and sadly, I'm sure the Royals Management see's some sort of tremendous upside to Buck vs Pena

Remember that Buck has also been one of Seitzer's pet projects this off-season, so that might be playing a role here, too. Seitz might think he's going to get him turned around.

eazyb81
04-10-2009, 01:43 PM
Remember that Buck has also been one of Seitzer's pet projects this off-season, so that might be playing a role here, too. Seitz might think he's going to get him turned around.

Maybe, but I think Buck has had enough chances. After Pena put up a 376 OBP last year in Omaha with more walks than strikeouts, I'd like to see what he can do at the big league level.

DeezNutz
04-10-2009, 01:56 PM
Maybe, but I think Buck has had enough chances. After Pena put up a 376 OBP last year in Omaha with more walks than strikeouts, I'd like to see what he can do at the big league level.

No argument. I think it's stupid to dump a guy who plays a premium position and might have upside. High-quality catchers are just too damn tough to find.

It's an especially stupid move when Tony Pena is still on the roster...

huskerdooz
04-10-2009, 02:04 PM
Guillen on DL with partiall torn hip flexor ... http://www.kansascity.com/385/story/1135681.html

okiedokieokoye
04-10-2009, 02:14 PM
We will carry three catchers for at least another 15 days. Guillen is on the disabled list. It would be nice to get some pinch hits with B. Pena.