Giants Have Reportedly Signed Brad Penny
The Giants desperately need a number five starter, and have apparently filled that void with today’s waiver acquisition of former Dodger and Marlin Brad Penny. After a brief stint in Boston, Penny was released after 24 starts, and cleared waivers. The Giants were one of at least six teams interested in the one-time all-star; who won 16 games in back-to-back seasons with the Dodgers in ’06 and ’07.
Penny posted a 7-and-8 record and a 5.61 ERA (1.53 WHIP) with the Red Sox this season. Penny spent four-plus seasons in L.A. following a six-player trade in 2004, that sent him West from the Florida Marlins for Paul LoDuca and Guillermo Mota. Penny was once a part of the same rotation as Josh Beckett and A.J. Burnett in South Florida – what were the fish thinking in breaking up that trio?