OK, so we are only 1.5 weeks into the season, but the Arroyo/Wily Mo Trade is looking like an A+ move for the Reds and Wayne Krivsky. Not only are we praising Arroyo for his brilliant first 2 outings (combined with his 2 homers at the plate), but RedSox fans have already started bashing Wily Mo. Here is what I’ve read today from other Red Sox fans regarding Pena:
Q: Wily Mo Pena is the Red Sox version of Pedro Cerrano from “Major League.” Cerrano can’t hit the curve and Willy Mo swings and misses at every high-and-outside pitch thrown. He’d swing at 60 of them in a row. We need to get him a Jobu doll and some bat hats.
–George Rowlinson, Boston
SG: On the bright side, this could lead to Wily Mo potentially playing the President on “24,” doing some All-State commercials and serving as the emergency getaway driver in “Heat 2: She’s Got A Great ——–, and You Got Your Head All The Way Up It!”
(Speaking of Wily Mo, during his first start last week, he struck out twice in a row against the immortal Bruce Chen, followed by Dad calling me just to say, “This guy sucks. He’s got a slow bat. Why did we get rid of Arroyo?” That’s right, Wily shattered the all-time record for “Fastest Dad ever turned on a new Boston player,” previously held by Alaa Abdelnaby and Marion Butts.)
I was a Pena fan, but I fear his trade to Boston could really hurt his career. He would have probably gotten more ABs in Cincinnati had he not been traded, but his start in Boston doesn’t look promising.
With that said, Arroyo will be roughed up in his next 5 outings. Don’t hurt me, please!