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Are the Braves and Red Sox Interested in a Penny-Francoeur Trade?

Published by on June 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, the Atlanta Braves and the Boston Red Sox have been talking about a Brad Penny-for-Jeff Francoeur deal. The Red Sox have been scouting Francoeur for awhile, and the Braves are looking for a new starter after the release of 305-game winner Tom Glavine.

Apparently, the Red Sox had the deal in place, but the Braves then backed out of the deal, seemingly no longer desiring Penny.

But somehow, I think that the Red Sox will eventually get Francoeur this season, and the Red Sox will eventually deal Brad Penny. Maybe not for each other, but eventually, both of those moves will happen.

Penny is expected to be the odd man out on the overcrowded Boston pitching staff when f...

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