Carlos Pena

ESPN is now reporting that the Blue Jays are pursuing free agent first baseman, Carlos Pena.  I’m not a huge fan of Pena’s but he does drive in runs and gives the Jays some pop at first base which would be a nice change! However, Pena gets lost at the plate for long stretches of time and doesn’t hit for average. 

What I like about the possibility of Pena becoming a Blue Jay?

His power

Knows what it takes to succeed in the AL East

He has been to the playoffs

His name isn’t Lyle Overbay

We’ll see if there is any truth to the rumours soon enough.

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2 comments

  1. raysrenegade

    Carlos Pena did have a season in 2010 where he did have lapses of consistency, but the guy gives you a viable power option who also carries a good on base percentage and a great clubhouse persona.
    Over the last four years, only NYY Alex Rodriguez has hit more HRs than Pena. Sure Pena does miss his share of breaking ball with that uppercut of his, but when he connects it ususally drives in runs and provides an insurance policy in the line-up to protect someone like Adam Hill or Jose Baptista.
    Then he takes the field and you instantly see that his defense will eliminate errors and runs.

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

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