Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Yahoo! Sports: MLB - Reds give Yankees another chance to sign Henson

The use of the term “rich history” by Henson seems apropos here.  Also, I think Joe Kay misunderstands what it means to have Pena under contract.  That is actually a bad thing to have him with a major league contract.  They have far less flexibility with him than they would otherwise.

Sean Forman Posted: March 22, 2001 at 12:44 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#66100)
Good point Sean, I don't think anyone realizes that if Pena is a big leaguer for good in 2003 he'll have to be waived.

I especially like the part where Bowden says he could be another Sammy Sosa. Does anyone have Sammy's 18/19 year old minor league stats handy? It'd be nice to compare them with Willy Mo's 1999/2000.

Tough call for Henson though. Any thoughts as to which sport he's REALLY better at? Is he more Elway or Schmidt? I obviously don't think he's as good as either, but you know what I mean. We pretty much know what he is as a baseball prospect, B+, needs work, ton of potential. Anybody out there that actually knows football well have a thought or two?
   2. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#66360)
Good point Sean, I don't think anyone realizes that if Pena is a big leaguer for good in 2003 he'll have to be waived.

I especially like the part where Bowden says he could be another Sammy Sosa. Does anyone have Sammy's 18/19 year old minor league stats handy? It'd be nice to compare them with Willy Mo's 1999/2000.

Tough call for Henson though. Any thoughts as to which sport he's REALLY better at? Is he more Elway or Schmidt? I obviously don't think he's as good as either, but you know what I mean. We pretty much know what he is as a baseball prospect, B+, needs work, ton of potential. Anybody out there that actually knows football well have a thought or two?
   3. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#66900)
Good point Sean, I don't think anyone realizes that if Pena is a big leaguer for good in 2003 he'll have to be waived.

I especially like the part where Bowden says he could be another Sammy Sosa. Does anyone have Sammy's 18/19 year old minor league stats handy? It'd be nice to compare them with Willy Mo's 1999/2000.

Tough call for Henson though. Any thoughts as to which sport he's REALLY better at? Is he more Elway or Schmidt? I obviously don't think he's as good as either, but you know what I mean. We pretty much know what he is as a baseball prospect, B+, needs work, ton of potential. Anybody out there that actually knows football well have a thought or two?
   4. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#67686)
Good point Sean, I don't think anyone realizes that if Pena is a big leaguer for good in 2003 he'll have to be waived.

I especially like the part where Bowden says he could be another Sammy Sosa. Does anyone have Sammy's 18/19 year old minor league stats handy? It'd be nice to compare them with Willy Mo's 1999/2000.

Tough call for Henson though. Any thoughts as to which sport he's REALLY better at? Is he more Elway or Schmidt? I obviously don't think he's as good as either, but you know what I mean. We pretty much know what he is as a baseball prospect, B+, needs work, ton of potential. Anybody out there that actually knows football well have a thought or two?
   5. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#66101)
Should say "if Pena is NOT a big leaguer for good" above.
   6. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#66361)
Should say "if Pena is NOT a big leaguer for good" above.
   7. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#66901)
Should say "if Pena is NOT a big leaguer for good" above.
   8. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:13 PM (#67687)
Should say "if Pena is NOT a big leaguer for good" above.
   9. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:16 PM (#66102)
I meant the Sosa comment in jest by the way, Bowden's dreaming, or maybe he thinks he got Carlos . . . after re-reading I'm not sure if it came across that way . . .
   10. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:16 PM (#66362)
I meant the Sosa comment in jest by the way, Bowden's dreaming, or maybe he thinks he got Carlos . . . after re-reading I'm not sure if it came across that way . . .
   11. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:16 PM (#66902)
I meant the Sosa comment in jest by the way, Bowden's dreaming, or maybe he thinks he got Carlos . . . after re-reading I'm not sure if it came across that way . . .
   12. scruff Posted: March 22, 2001 at 06:16 PM (#67688)
I meant the Sosa comment in jest by the way, Bowden's dreaming, or maybe he thinks he got Carlos . . . after re-reading I'm not sure if it came across that way . . .
   13. All you Need is Glove Posted: March 23, 2001 at 08:50 PM (#66107)
According to Mel Kiper Jr., he is odds on to be the overall #1 draft pick for the NFL draft in 2002. Anybody who has followed football the last few years knows that means 5-8 year contract valued at 50-75 million including signing bonus. I was upset when I saw this trade announced by ESPN as the sports anchor said it was a foregone conclusion that Henson would miss forgoe his senior year to play with the Yankees. From everything I have read on him since he was a senior in High School, being a starting quarterback for University of Michigan has ALWAYS been his goal in life and in many interviews he brings up the bendfit he feels about living this dream when questioned about his other options. However, he never has publicly mentioned PRO Football when speaking of dreams or aspirations. He has mentioned baseball.
   14. All you Need is Glove Posted: March 23, 2001 at 08:50 PM (#66367)
According to Mel Kiper Jr., he is odds on to be the overall #1 draft pick for the NFL draft in 2002. Anybody who has followed football the last few years knows that means 5-8 year contract valued at 50-75 million including signing bonus. I was upset when I saw this trade announced by ESPN as the sports anchor said it was a foregone conclusion that Henson would miss forgoe his senior year to play with the Yankees. From everything I have read on him since he was a senior in High School, being a starting quarterback for University of Michigan has ALWAYS been his goal in life and in many interviews he brings up the bendfit he feels about living this dream when questioned about his other options. However, he never has publicly mentioned PRO Football when speaking of dreams or aspirations. He has mentioned baseball.
   15. All you Need is Glove Posted: March 23, 2001 at 08:50 PM (#66907)
According to Mel Kiper Jr., he is odds on to be the overall #1 draft pick for the NFL draft in 2002. Anybody who has followed football the last few years knows that means 5-8 year contract valued at 50-75 million including signing bonus. I was upset when I saw this trade announced by ESPN as the sports anchor said it was a foregone conclusion that Henson would miss forgoe his senior year to play with the Yankees. From everything I have read on him since he was a senior in High School, being a starting quarterback for University of Michigan has ALWAYS been his goal in life and in many interviews he brings up the bendfit he feels about living this dream when questioned about his other options. However, he never has publicly mentioned PRO Football when speaking of dreams or aspirations. He has mentioned baseball.
   16. All you Need is Glove Posted: March 23, 2001 at 08:50 PM (#67693)
According to Mel Kiper Jr., he is odds on to be the overall #1 draft pick for the NFL draft in 2002. Anybody who has followed football the last few years knows that means 5-8 year contract valued at 50-75 million including signing bonus. I was upset when I saw this trade announced by ESPN as the sports anchor said it was a foregone conclusion that Henson would miss forgoe his senior year to play with the Yankees. From everything I have read on him since he was a senior in High School, being a starting quarterback for University of Michigan has ALWAYS been his goal in life and in many interviews he brings up the bendfit he feels about living this dream when questioned about his other options. However, he never has publicly mentioned PRO Football when speaking of dreams or aspirations. He has mentioned baseball.
   17. Alan Posted: March 26, 2001 at 08:40 AM (#66108)
Just a comment about the likelihood of Pena making the big leagues. I think he definitely has the talent to be a big-league player, but at this point his lack of plate discipline really concerns me. Additionally, when you compare him to Henson you are talking about around a 1.5 yr difference in age and Henson has already performed well at the AA level.

Interesting that the Reds now have the last three great 'tools' prospects from the Yankees - Rivera, Melian and Pena. My guess is that Melian has the best chance at this point to make the bigs and have a big impact. At worst his defense in Center should be able to carve out a big-league career for him and he was showing signs of being a passable hitter in Norwich last year. The attribute that all three have that could help them out is the ability to play defense.

Would have I liked to have kept Pena if I'm the Yankees, absolutely. Would I rather have Henson - definitely.
   18. Alan Posted: March 26, 2001 at 08:40 AM (#66368)
Just a comment about the likelihood of Pena making the big leagues. I think he definitely has the talent to be a big-league player, but at this point his lack of plate discipline really concerns me. Additionally, when you compare him to Henson you are talking about around a 1.5 yr difference in age and Henson has already performed well at the AA level.

Interesting that the Reds now have the last three great 'tools' prospects from the Yankees - Rivera, Melian and Pena. My guess is that Melian has the best chance at this point to make the bigs and have a big impact. At worst his defense in Center should be able to carve out a big-league career for him and he was showing signs of being a passable hitter in Norwich last year. The attribute that all three have that could help them out is the ability to play defense.

Would have I liked to have kept Pena if I'm the Yankees, absolutely. Would I rather have Henson - definitely.
   19. Alan Posted: March 26, 2001 at 08:40 AM (#66908)
Just a comment about the likelihood of Pena making the big leagues. I think he definitely has the talent to be a big-league player, but at this point his lack of plate discipline really concerns me. Additionally, when you compare him to Henson you are talking about around a 1.5 yr difference in age and Henson has already performed well at the AA level.

Interesting that the Reds now have the last three great 'tools' prospects from the Yankees - Rivera, Melian and Pena. My guess is that Melian has the best chance at this point to make the bigs and have a big impact. At worst his defense in Center should be able to carve out a big-league career for him and he was showing signs of being a passable hitter in Norwich last year. The attribute that all three have that could help them out is the ability to play defense.

Would have I liked to have kept Pena if I'm the Yankees, absolutely. Would I rather have Henson - definitely.
   20. Alan Posted: March 26, 2001 at 08:40 AM (#67694)
Just a comment about the likelihood of Pena making the big leagues. I think he definitely has the talent to be a big-league player, but at this point his lack of plate discipline really concerns me. Additionally, when you compare him to Henson you are talking about around a 1.5 yr difference in age and Henson has already performed well at the AA level.

Interesting that the Reds now have the last three great 'tools' prospects from the Yankees - Rivera, Melian and Pena. My guess is that Melian has the best chance at this point to make the bigs and have a big impact. At worst his defense in Center should be able to carve out a big-league career for him and he was showing signs of being a passable hitter in Norwich last year. The attribute that all three have that could help them out is the ability to play defense.

Would have I liked to have kept Pena if I'm the Yankees, absolutely. Would I rather have Henson - definitely.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Ray (RDP)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3652 - 3:11pm, Oct 24)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogBuster Olney on Twitter: "Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately."
(42 - 3:06pm, Oct 24)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogDid Adam Dunn Ruin Baseball? – The Hardball Times
(44 - 3:03pm, Oct 24)
Last: AROM

NewsblogDealing or dueling – what’s a manager to do? | MGL on Baseball
(59 - 2:58pm, Oct 24)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogCurt Schilling not hiding his scars - ESPN Boston
(7 - 2:58pm, Oct 24)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 3 OMNICHATTER
(19 - 2:56pm, Oct 24)
Last: Batman

NewsblogWall Street didn't kill sabermetrics - Beyond the Box Score
(5 - 2:36pm, Oct 24)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogBeaneball | Gold Gloves and Coco Crisp's Terrible 2014 Defense
(1 - 2:19pm, Oct 24)
Last: RMc is a fine piece of cheese

NewsblogGleeman: Royals may bench Norichika Aoki for Game 3
(24 - 2:10pm, Oct 24)
Last: Roger McDowell spit on me!

NewsblogHow top World Series players ranked as prospects. | SportsonEarth.com : Jim Callis Article
(7 - 2:07pm, Oct 24)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(914 - 1:52pm, Oct 24)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogPittsburgh Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow captures Starting Pitcher MiLBY Award | MiLB.com
(1 - 1:33pm, Oct 24)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

Newsblog9 reasons Hunter Pence is the most interesting man in the World (Series) | For The Win
(13 - 1:11pm, Oct 24)
Last: bfan

NewsblogKen Rosenthal on Twitter: Rays’ Friedman going to Dodgers. Colletti remaining as senior advisor.
(93 - 12:32pm, Oct 24)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-24-2014
(3 - 12:30pm, Oct 24)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

Page rendered in 0.1648 seconds
52 querie(s) executed