Red Sox Could Shop Brad Penny

Alex Speier of says Brad Penny could be a name floated in trade talks by the Red Sox. Not a huge surprise given Boston's ample starting pitching depth. Penny is only making $5MM on a one-year contract for 2009. Says Speier:

"Right now, the mention of Penny in trade speculation seems like precisely that: speculation. There had been some published suggestions that the Mets were likely to be interested in the right-hander, but a major-league source said that New York had no interest in acquiring the pitcher."

Penny is a veteran to the trade circuit, notes Speier. And despite his declaration that the Red Sox have been his "best experience being on a team in baseball thus far,” he acknowledges the team's pitching depth makes him expendable.

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