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   101. Esoteric Posted: August 21, 2007 at 04:27 PM (#2493433)
Desmond is a fairly no-account prospect in the eyes of the Nats FO (and fanbase), a guy who has a decent glove but an inability to put it together with the bat last I checked. Of course maybe the D-Backs see something in him that the Nats have missed.
   102. 1k5v3L Posted: August 21, 2007 at 08:06 PM (#2493735)
3 way deal done

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Nationals traded right-hander Emiliano Fruto to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday for prospect Chris Carter, who then was shipped to the Boston Red Sox to complete last week's deal that sent outfielder Wily Mo Pena to Washington.


Tutti Frutti
   103. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 21, 2007 at 08:46 PM (#2493781)
So all it took to land Pena was Emilio Fruto? If Dayton Moore was ready to give up Leo Nunez for Milton Bradley, you'd think he could have parted with Leo or a similar pitcher (Jimmy Gobble?) for Wily Mo Pena, a much superior and healthier player who is not a FA this winter, unlike Bradley.
   104. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 21, 2007 at 08:50 PM (#2493787)
Milton Bradley is a better player than Wily Mo Pena. Heck, Milton Bradley might already be better than Pena could ever become.
   105. Chip Posted: August 22, 2007 at 04:36 AM (#2494707)
Wily Mo didn't walk OR homer tonight. In a double-digit scoring effort by the Nats. Very disappointing.
   106. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: March 15, 2008 at 05:39 PM (#2713328)
Wily Mo's out for 4 weeks with an oblique strain.
   107. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: January 25, 2009 at 04:54 PM (#3059981)
This is the year the bets are paid off, I predict.
   108. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 25, 2009 at 05:59 PM (#3060000)
I will openly confess I was and remain baffled. Especially after his 2007 finish in WA I figured WMP to hit 20 by accident even with a .230ish BA since the Nats didn't really have other options.

But he collapsed. Actually, collapsed is understating what happened....
   109. Cowboy Popup Posted: January 25, 2009 at 06:09 PM (#3060004)
This is the year the bets are paid off, I predict.

I knew I had a stake in this! I hope the next Sox prospect to come up is nobody good. I'd hate to have to try and throw down a bid on Bowden.

How long does he have to stay in the minors for the bet to be over?
   110. The District Attorney Posted: January 25, 2009 at 06:19 PM (#3060008)
This is the year the bets are paid off, I predict.
What, that a man would never get pregnant? Yeah, BBC lost that one.
   111. Darren Posted: January 26, 2009 at 04:40 AM (#3060362)
No doubt that your bet is looking better than ever Biv. But Wily Mo is 27 in 09. If I were on the other end of your bet, I'd want another 3-4 years before I conceded defeat.
   112. Lassus Posted: January 26, 2009 at 05:52 AM (#3060380)
I tried to make a bet with Hutcheson and 2 other people regarding Lowe vs. Perez thinking the latter would sign somewhere soon after the form; only I never figured on the Beckett-like quality of this off-season. I don't even remember who else I was offering the bet to.
   113. Exploring Leftist Conservatism since 2008 (ark..) Posted: January 26, 2009 at 07:55 AM (#3060393)
I tried to make a bet with Hutcheson and 2 other people regarding Lowe vs. Perez thinking the latter would sign somewhere soon after the form; only I never figured on the Beckett-like quality of this off-season.
Josh or Sam?
   114. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: January 26, 2009 at 03:42 PM (#3060499)
If I were on the other end of your bet, I'd want another 3-4 years before I conceded defeat.

But you're not, so shushy.

Alright, I'm a reasonable man. How about after 2 full years of no MLB AB's, the bet is over? That way, it can get strung out another decade (at most).
   115. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 26, 2009 at 04:01 PM (#3060514)
But Wily Mo is 27 in 09.

I'm beginning to question that.
   116. jmurph Posted: January 26, 2009 at 04:16 PM (#3060524)
This is the year the bets are paid off, I predict.


Problem is the Nats have eleventy corner outfielders. Could be tough to get to 600 PAs. Especially since he's, uh, terrible.
   117. covelli chris p Posted: January 27, 2009 at 03:34 PM (#3061394)
But Wily Mo is 27 in 09.

I'm beginning to question that.


the mets got in trouble for signing him when he was 15. i think his age is legit.
   118. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: January 29, 2009 at 12:19 AM (#3062845)
Alright, I'm a reasonable man. How about after 2 full years of no MLB AB's, the bet is over? That way, it can get strung out another decade (at most).

The terms are that the bet timeline ends if Pena gets a majority of ABs in the minors. I'll stand by it.
   119. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: January 29, 2009 at 03:30 PM (#3063240)
That's why I'm a huge Pops Freshenmeyer fan.
   120. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 11, 2009 at 10:58 PM (#3075009)
The addition of Adam Dunn is not going to help me out. Where are the Royals when you need them? Or better yet: the Rockies.
   121. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: February 11, 2009 at 11:48 PM (#3075039)
Do you think he might end up in Japan?
   122. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: February 12, 2009 at 05:40 PM (#3075628)
It's kind of outside the parameters of the bet if he does go to Japan. Should we turn it into an o/u on his NPB homer total? I'll take 40 homers and over.
   123. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: April 02, 2009 at 01:21 PM (#3121949)
Now Japan may be his only option. I don't know what the quality of pitching is over there, top to bottom, so I'm not sure if HR's he hits in Japan mean much.
   124. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: July 07, 2009 at 11:17 PM (#3244986)
I think I won.
   125. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: July 07, 2009 at 11:21 PM (#3244993)
Yeah, we're closing in on mathematical certainty.
   126. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: September 17, 2009 at 11:59 AM (#3324479)
Joe, are you a Poznanski fan? His new book about the Big Red Machine just came out if you're interested.
   127. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: July 01, 2011 at 07:16 PM (#3867251)
Yeah, sure.
   128. Darren Posted: July 03, 2011 at 02:49 PM (#3868298)
16 more!
   129. Raskolnikov Posted: July 03, 2011 at 03:16 PM (#3868306)
What an awesome thread. Now I'm rooting for Pena to get a starting role for the rest of the season.
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