Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Brad Penny, according to his sources, is headed to the San Francisco Giants. If so, he would become the second discarded player to reject the Marlins within the past 10 days. John Smoltz also kissed em' off in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Penny might have decided to go with the team he felt had the best chance of reaching the playoffs, and after the Giants swept the Colorado Rockies over the weekend while the Marlins were flailing against the Mets and Padres, the decision probably got a lot easier for him.
So that leaves the Marlins in need of starter for Wednesday. Rick VandenHurk, anyone?
Marlins: 1. Chris Coghlan, lf; 2. Ross Gload, 1b; Hanley Ramirez, ss; 4. Jorge Cantu, 3b; 5. John Baker, c; 6. Dan Uggla, 2b; 7. Cody Ross, cf; 8. Jeremy Hermida, rf; 9. Josh Johnson, rhp.