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Red Sox Getting Good Return on Investment From Penny

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

If Lansdowne Street were Wall Street, Brad Penny's 6.69 ERA would be the grossly inflated figure of the latest government bailout—slightly less than Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, or Bear Stearns, but a hefty number nonetheless.

But after Penny's fifth quality start of the season, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein may indeed leave critics with "AIG" on their faces.

Many felt that Epstein was being penny wise and pound foolish when he signed the big right-hander during the offseason. After an injury-plagued year, Penny was inked to a $5.5 million deal, with another $5.5 million in possible incentives. Following a 6-9 win-loss record and an ERA of 6.27 for the Dodgers in 2008, most GMs didn't even have Penny on their shopping li...

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