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Marlins Interested in Penny


The Marlins are among a handful of teams interested in Brad Penny, who has been granted his release by the Boston Red Sox. But they will be facing competition, just as they were when they lost out in the bidding for John Smoltz. Besides the Marlins, other teams thought to have interest in Penny include the Rockies, White Sox, Rays and Rangers.

  Penny played for Rockies manager Jim Tracy when they were with the Dodgers.

  Penny won 48 games for the Marlins from 2000-04 and also won both of his starts for them in the 2003 World Series.

Penny struggled with the Red Sox, especially after the All-Star break.

But he told the Boston Herald that he is healthy and eager to join a contending team.

"I had some bad breaks and made some bad pitches," Penny told the Herald. "But I'm healthy, and that's what I'm happy about. This isn't last year, when I was hurt. If that had been the case, I'd be upset. All in all I had a great time here. My shoulder is healthy and I'm glad I came here. It was a blessing."

Penny would become available to any team once he clears waivers on Monday, and he would come cheap, costing only the pro-rated minimum, or about $80,000.



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 psl bill

this is a perfect fit for cheap loria.

Lou Vales

Maybe when Loria sees the word "Penny" he will become orgasmic and believe that is what his prorated salary would be.

Coghlin-LF
Baker-C
Ramirez_SS
Cabrera_1B
Cantu-3B
Uggla-2B
Ross-CF
Donald Duck-RF(Would not need much more with those first 7 slots).

With a little forward thinking the Jeweler could have been on the cover of Forbes, the front page of the New York Times and he would have been spoken of as a GENIUS with POSSIBLY 3 World Series Championships. Plus ground would have been built for interest of a future generation in a new stadium, but NO!! That Luxury Tax money had to go into the "toys" Fund.

Happy Chicky

i bet i know what that dude means by the toys fund. Do you blame him?

volsucks

Loria is a carpetbagger deluxe

Jose Medina

BOYCOTT THE MARLINS, I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR THEIR STADIUM!

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