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Friday, March 07, 2014

Brad Penny released by Royals after punching wall

The 35-year-old pitcher saw his comeback attempt go awry when he was released by the Royals on Friday, according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. And while performance certainly played a part in Kansas City’s decision — Penny gave up four runs and eight hits in two innings in a spring start against the White Sox on Thursday — apparently Penny’s temper did too.

“One reason Brad Penny was released: He injured his non-throwing hand punching a wall on Thursday, source says.”

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) March 7, 2014

what’s really impressive is that some of these guys last so long, you’d think more of them would get DFA’d, since all they do is burn their bridges.

Good cripple hitter Posted: March 07, 2014 at 05:04 PM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: injuries, royals, spring training

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   1. Al Kaline Trio Posted: March 07, 2014 at 07:20 PM (#4668126)
Million dollar arm, Penny mind...
   2. I Am Not a Number Posted: March 07, 2014 at 07:55 PM (#4668137)
Million dollar arm, Penny mind...

Not any more. Penny arm, Penny mind.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 07, 2014 at 08:22 PM (#4668141)
Little did he know that the wall was well-connected in the front office.
   4. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 07, 2014 at 08:34 PM (#4668142)
It's pretty clear he hit the wall in 2011.
   5. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: March 07, 2014 at 08:35 PM (#4668143)
He'll turn up again. His kind always turns up.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: March 07, 2014 at 08:45 PM (#4668146)
He'll turn up again. His kind always turns up.


That is why you have to aim for the brain.
   7. AJMcCringleberry Posted: March 07, 2014 at 08:52 PM (#4668147)
Brad Penny was still around?
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 07, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4668155)
The Royals finally find someone that can hit, and they let him go.
   9. zonk Posted: March 07, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4668157)
The Wall was given three years guaranteed.
   10. BDC Posted: March 07, 2014 at 09:38 PM (#4668160)
Is Mauer OK?
   11. davekemp Posted: March 07, 2014 at 10:02 PM (#4668168)
Retro wins the thread. Primey.
   12. Gamingboy Posted: March 07, 2014 at 11:00 PM (#4668172)
Kevin Brown still wants a rematch with the Camden Yards dugout wall, I believe.
   13. billyshears Posted: March 07, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4668177)
Did anybody else expect this to be a zombie thread from 2009 when they clicked on it?
   14. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: March 07, 2014 at 11:49 PM (#4668179)
   15. Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy Posted: March 08, 2014 at 09:18 AM (#4668210)
I didn't have my glasses on and initially read the headline as "...released after pitching well.", and thought "yeah, that's about right."
   16. jingoist Posted: March 08, 2014 at 10:20 AM (#4668219)
"That is why you have to aim for the brain."

"Like I always say kid, always put one inta the brain."

Johnny Caspar to Tom Reagan after he shoots The Dane in Millers Crossing
   17. Bug Selig Posted: March 08, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4668223)
Retro wins the thread. Primey.


No way. #8 is amusing, #9 is brilliant.
   18. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: March 08, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4668228)
Penny apparently is still mad over the 7th inning of Game 1 of the 1998 World Series.
   19. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 11:14 AM (#4668237)
I admit I'm confused by #9. What does a Pink Floyd album have to do with this?
   20. Greg K Posted: March 08, 2014 at 12:30 PM (#4668259)
In other news, Jays seem to have signed Ervin Santana to 14/1. Of all the FA pitchers he was my least favourite option, but on that contract I'm happy.
   21. TerpNats Posted: March 08, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4668397)
Just who does he think he is...Ryan Mattheus?
   22. davekemp Posted: March 08, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4668434)
#9 wins ONLY IF the wall were a former Brave, signed at the outset of free agency at above market value and given a fourth year mutual option
   23. davekemp Posted: March 08, 2014 at 08:01 PM (#4668436)
... And praised for its character

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