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polar opposite, Tyler Flowers.
What's Salvador Perez doing so far down on this list, you say? Well, it's simply the next phase in his re-enactment of the entire career of Tony Pena. Both were ironman
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in the intermediate future, a la a very similar player from a past generation, Tony Pena.
There's nothing particularly exciting about the way Stephen Vogt gets it done at the plate. Really, his low K rate, the best
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average last season. Expect his liner rate to regress down to a more reasonable level, while his authority could bounce to the top of the list among AL Cs.
Salvador Perez is Tony Pena. He's
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Daniel Robertson is yet another functional defensive outfielder; Blash is a Wily Mo Pena-esque all-or-nothing bat who will attempt to stick with the Padres. John Hicks is a defense-first catcher who would
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- 1976 Minnesota Twins - Goodbye, Glenn Borgmann, Craig Kusick, 2B Rod Carew, Danny Thompson, Eric Soderholm, Steve Braun, Dan Ford, RF Lyman Bostock and Tony Oliva, and hello Butch
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as this era's Tony Pena, an exceptional defensive receiver with some good offensive seasons early, ultimately evolving into a glove-only player. The popup laggards who actually hit the ball hard on occasion
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liners into hard fly balls.
On the flip side, check out Tony Pena's career path to see what might be in store for Salvador Perez offensively, while Infante and Aoki are heartbeats away from batted
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, coming within a win of a championship despite an overall batting line of .260-.305-.331, well below the MLB regular season average of .263-.331-.415. Tony Pena - who batted all of .214-.281-.307
- Switching Out Hanigan for Pena
Today, the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to sign Brayan Pena to a two year contract. Brayan Pena is a generic replacement level catcher, so you probably don't care too much about him. You might care
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of former major-league shortstop and current minor-league pitcher Tony Pena Jr.
What this post at NotGraphs is all about is rendering that service real hard. "To what end?" the reader might ask
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
Carlos Pena is a Tampa Bay Ray again. While it's easy for fantasy owners to reminisce about the 116 home runs Pena hit between 2007-2009, Pena's 2010 was the worst offensive showing on his career
- Carlos Pena Returns to the Trop
When Carlos Pena had his breakout season for Tampa Bay in 2007, it wasn't as a member of the Rays. Pena was instead just another of the hapless Devil Rays, slogging along in soulless Tropicana Field
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upside, but not much.
As a result of this dearth of offense, one player is beginning to get some attention on the rumor mill: Carlos Pena. Pena looks like the best remaining free agent option
- Bell, Pena Staying Put
Heath Bell and Carlos Pena were each claimed on waivers earlier this week, though it appears that neither player will be moving.
The Giants claimed Bell, most likely to bolster their bullpen
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Four years ago, the Rays discovered a hidden gem. It took a last-minute injury for them to even place Carlos Pena on the roster, but that turned out to be one of the most beneficial injuries in team
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power bat of Carlos Pena and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field seemed like a perfect marriage on paper. From 2007 to 2010, Pena averaged 36 home runs per season. His 144 bombs over that time frame
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This video of Carlos Pena signing a taco is actually the third in a series of three taking place over three consecutive spring trainings. I'll submit that, while Episode Two is certainly
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First baseman Carlos Pena revived his career in Tampa, transforming from a disappointing former top-10 draft pick who passed through Texas, Oakland, Detroit, the Bronx and Boston to an offensive
- Carlos Pena's Walk Year
Once a cherished prospect, ranked among the top 10 farm talents in the game by Baseball America before the 2002 season, Carlos Pena took a circuitous route to major league success. The 10th overall
- Branyan, Pena, and Trading
rumblings of the Rays interest in Russell Branyan, I have to think that Carlos Pena is more likely to be the big power hitter getting moved at the deadline.
The Rays are always planning ahead
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Tony Pena Jr.’s quest to reach the majors as a pitcher is going swimmingly. Over the weekend Pena Jr. made his tenth appearance as a minor league pitcher. This marked his first as a pitcher in Triple
- Carlos Pena is Pulling a McGwire
2009 Carlos Pena, 37 HRs, 35 1Bs
As if you needed another reason to pay attention to an AL East team.
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in recent history agreed to $30 million bucks worth of Octavio Dotel and Scott Linebrink, and now he pulls the trigger to get another strong armed reliever in Tony Pena, giving up a solid prospect
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Carlos Pena followed up his monster 2007 season with a disappointing year. Last year’s highlights for Pena were hitting 31 HR and driving in 102, which led to a $10 season according to Last Player