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Penn traded to the Marlins for IF Robert Andino


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Fangraphs:

The CHONE projection system suggests a 2009 line of .237/.296/.352 (in 489 at-bats), while Marcel projects .262/.326/.410 (in 219 at-bats).

It’s possible that everything could click for the athletic Andino is 2009, but a lot of things have to go right for that to happen, including a trade or waiver claim to get him out of Florida.

Wouldn't that be nice

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I'm still trying to figure this one out. Are we going with 13 position players, and keeping Andino instead of Gomez or Cabrera? Are we going with 12 position players, and dealing Freel? Are we hoping that Andino can pass through waivers and go to the minors, whereas Penn could not?

The guy looks pretty uninspiring to me.

In any event, good luck to Hayden Penn. Hopefully pitching in the NL in a big stadium will give him some breathing room to succeed.

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As I said earlier, Montanez might now make the OD roster
I agree that with Andino now in the fold Freel isn't really needed.

I think Freel will still make the OD roster, but if he struggles, I could see him released and us go with either Montanez or Reimold (depending on how much time we'd expect that spot to get).

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I'm still trying to figure this one out. Are we going with 13 position players, and keeping Andino instead of Gomez or Cabrera? Are we going with 12 position players, and dealing Freel? Are we hoping that Andino can pass through waivers and go to the minors, whereas Penn could not?

The guy looks pretty uninspiring to me.

In any event, good luck to Hayden Penn. Hopefully pitching in the NL in a big stadium will give him some breathing room to succeed.

Penn may be one of those guys where a "change of scenery" may be a good thing.

I wish nothing but the best for Mr. Penn.

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Much like nothing can make the Hill trade a bad one, nothing can make this a good one IMO.

We are in no position to be dealing 23 year old pitchers with Penn's potential and talent. Remember, he has been hurt and dealing with injuries. His stuff has been flashed numerous times this ST.

If the O's thought he was part of their future, or even 2009 coming into this season, then this ST should not change that one bit. We are seeing a huge over-reaction to ST stats and small sample sizes.

On top of that, they felt the need to send him through waivers and likely figured he wouldn't get through, so AM got something for him. It's incredibly stupid to lose Penn over any one of Bass, Baez, and Eaton, when you consider where we are going in 2009. Eaton is not getting a free pass for his ST, but Penn is not? Is this Hargrove Mazzilli all over?

Very stupid move and I'm losing a bit of confidence in the team, especially Trembley after his comments on Penn.

I am in complete agreement here. Management has already stated that being competitive this year is not the goal. Therefore, keeping Eaton, Baez or Bass over Penn makes no sense whatsoever.

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*yawn*

It's kinda sad to see Penn fall this far, but these things happen. I wish him all the best with the Marlins, and here's to hoping that Andino can be solid as a utility guy in the years to come.

Well said. I was hoping Penn would show a lot more, but he didn't.

So, we take a chance on Andino and cut bait with Gomez and Cabrera.

A simple deal for both teams.

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