August 21, 2007

Pena Bids Hub Fans Adieu

Wily Mo Pena says thanks:
To my sisters, brothers and fans of the Red Sox Nation. I want to take a moment to thank you and the entire Red Sox organization for your support during my time in Boston. Your constant passion for baseball and your beloved Red Sox is unmatched and has touched me deeply. I will always consider you with a special place in my heart. The Red Sox organization deserves only the best and the Red Sox Nation is just that. Peace in life, Wily Modesto Pena.
In three games for the Nationals, Pena is 5-for-11, with two home runs and more walks (3) than strikeouts (2).

(See Nats blog: We've Got Heart.)

16 comments:

tim said...

Once again, I don't see how the first line of this article is true.

I wouldn't say he was run out of Boston, there just wasn't any room for him on the team. I think he's going to be much better now that he's playing daily, but there just wasn't a spot for him here.

Devine said...

Hope he hits 80 HRs next year...in the National League.

Really nice of him to say goodbye and good wishes.

redsock said...

Tim, I agree.

It's more proof that sportswriters often have very little idea of what is going on with any other team, even one as high profile as Boston. Either because they are too busy with their own team/job or they don't do the work.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Classy gesture from a player who by all accounts was a good guy. Boston just wasn't a good fit for Wily Mo. If he does well in DC, God bless him. I wish him the best there.

redsock said...

Looks like the guy we get back for WMP is Chris Carter. Stats down in this thread.

L-girl said...

Very nice goodbye. I wish him well, too.

WMP most certainly was not run out of town. I hope he doesn't feel that he was.

Jeff said...

I agree with everyone here - I hope Willy Mo has a great career in Washington. I also hope Bronson bounces back and has a great career also in the NL. I just hope that Chris Carter is better for us than both of them combined.

Hey, doesn't hurt to wish, right? I'm sure Theo is thinking the same thing...

Jere said...

Guys with upside that never seems to materialize don't answer letters--they write them.

redsock said...

Guys with upside that never seems to materialize don't answer letters--they write them.

Perfect.

Jere said...

Thanks. Hey, I like Carter's spring training numbers. Don't know if they were in the SoSH post, but in two STs (06-07), he's slugged .629 in 62 AB.

Miguel said...

He was always a class act. Good luck to him!

Jason said...

Classy guy, nd one of my favorite players while he was here: When things went his way, the results were generally amazing.

Hope he tears it up in Washington, and I'm glad we don't have to deal with him in the AL.

tim j said...

That was a classy letter to write. I really do wish him all the best. I think that so far, he's made a great impression on his new club, and he really could be a superstar for a team like DC.

redsock said...

Rotoworld on Carter:

"The 24-year-old Carter was hitting .324/.383/.521 with 18 homers and a 68/50 K/BB ratio in 503 at-bats for Triple-A Tucson. He's been helped by playing in strong offensive environments in his career, but he still could prove to be a solid platoon first baseman against right-handers. He's also an option in left field, but not as good of one. The Red Sox will assign him to Triple-A for now, but they should call him up next month."

Jere said...

"I'm glad we don't have to deal with him in the AL."

Somehow I think our pitchers wouldn't have much a problem with him....

MattySox said...

Reading that, I just thought to myself, "If Roger had just said that..."