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Roch: O's don't like Penn's attitude


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This shouldn't surprise anyone. He had little to no chance of breaking the rotation from the get go. I don't know why, but he's beginning to remind of John Maine. A guy that blew through the Minor League system, but then seemed to disappear when he got to AAA. Outside of this forum, I never seem to find his name. All I ever hear about is Olson, Erbe, Beato ... I'm starting to think his performance at the end of last year had more of an impact on the FO than most people thought.

As for forgetting his bag, that seems like an honest mistake. A STUPID mistake, but nothing intentionally bad.

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I sure hope Penn's attitude isn't as bad as today's comments from Flanagan and Roch make it appear. In my mind he could be our #4 starter if he finishes strong in spring training. I'd rather have him in Baltimore working with Mazzone than racking up innings in Norfolk. I hope Hayden realizes the golden ring is there to grab. Yeah...I'm a Penn advocate. I think he has the tools to be a quality starter and could be part of our rotation for a long time. I still envision a dream rotation of Bedard, Loewen, Cabrera, Penn and Erbe by 2009. Hayden Penn has a chance to be a part of a very special group. Let's hope a poor attitude doesn't blow his chances. Maybe someone like Jim Palmer needs to take him to Joe's Stone Crabs for dinner and enlighten him. I'd be glad to pick up the tab on that one!

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The stuff about him being late today isn't good but this seems bs to me as well.

OMG, he was in a hurry to complete a rehab assignment? That is awful!

I mean, here is a guy who was pitching great and was ready to maybe never appear in the minors again and then he has an appendectomy and he was rushing to get back to the top of the mountain? And this is a bad thing?

What a joke.

This team just looks for excuses to be stupid. This gives the Orioles an excuse to send him down despite Trachsel's numbers.

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I sure hope Penn's attitude isn't as bad as today's comments from Flanagan and Roch make it appear. In my mind he could be our #4 starter if he finishes strong in spring training. I'd rather have him in Baltimore working with Mazzone than racking up innings in Norfolk. I hope Hayden realizes the golden ring is there to grab. Yeah...I'm a Penn advocate. I think he has the tools to be a quality starter and could be part of our rotation for a long time. I still envision a dream rotation of Bedard, Loewen, Cabrera, Penn and Erbe by 2009. Hayden Penn has a chance to be a part of a very special group. Let's hope a poor attitude doesn't blow his chances. Maybe someone like Jim Palmer needs to take him to Joe's Stone Crabs for dinner and enlighten him. I'd be glad to pick up the tab on that one!

What comments did Flanagan make ?

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What comments did Flanagan make ?

From Roch..."Mike Flanagan, executive vice president of baseball operations, told reporters in Fort Lauderdale that Penn was late arriving to the ballpark and didn't notify manager Sam Perlozzo."

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I don't know why, but he's beginning to remind of John Maine. A guy that blew through the Minor League system, but then seemed to disappear when he got to AAA.

John Maine pitched, and pitched relatively well, in the NL playoffs last year and last I heard, he will be one of the Mets starting pitchers when camp breaks. It wouldn't be the worse thing if Penn's future resembles that of John Maine.

Maine will be a good pitcher for the Mets this year and he will get better as the year goes on.

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May be not all is lost for Penn. After Perlozzo stated that Penn should have told him, Sammy did say the following in today's Sun article. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-osnotes0317,0,2773294.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball

Perlozzo said the three scoreless innings "showed me something."

"The kid went about his business when he was supposed to. That's what we want to see out of him."

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May be not all is lost for Penn. After Perlozzo stated that Penn should have told him, Sammy did say the following in today's Sun article. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-osnotes0317,0,2773294.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball

Penn did a stupid thing today.

But Sammy is right, he didn't let that bother him. He went right out and pitched well.

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May be not all is lost for Penn. After Perlozzo stated that Penn should have told him, Sammy did say the following in today's Sun article. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/baseball/bal-osnotes0317,0,2773294.story?coll=bal-sports-baseball

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut.

He's gonna have to do more than 3 innings in ST to erase what he's done at the ML level, IMO.

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From Roch..."Mike Flanagan, executive vice president of baseball operations, told reporters in Fort Lauderdale that Penn was late arriving to the ballpark and didn't notify manager Sam Perlozzo."

How is that a reference to Penn's attitude?

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