"I was struggling and not getting hits. I just tried to get in and do the best I can, and I started feeling more comfortable."
(Wily Mo Pena, via Boston Herald, 7/27/2007)
Forget Adam Dunn...think Wily Mo!
Wily Mo Peña may have done himself a world of good with his breakout game Thursday night in Cleveland. Teams were watching. "That's what the Red Sox thought they had when they traded Bronson Arroyo," said one GM. "But the problem is you've got to believe that's what he can be consistently. If you don't believe that, then it's awfully tough to make a commitment to him. I think some team will trade for him again and start all over with him. The feeling is eventually it will click.
Mark Zuckerman asks what happens now for the Plan. Stan toots NAAAts' own horn re: progress: "What a great year we've had in the rest of our system, bringing new guys in. ... Ask around. It's very impressive with the arms we have accumulated...we are making real progress, guys. We are getting closer and closer, and it's a very exciting part of our journey."
(Photo by Julie Cordeiro)