According to Peter Gammons (I think) The dodgers may be soon shopping Brad Penny. Now here's a guy who's 28-29 years old Throws 98 MPH though he does have an injury history, I'd like to get my hands on him. Anybody else feel the same? I also understand that the Dodgers may be interested in a swap with the Blue Jays for Penny according to ESPN Insider: The Dodgers have shown a strong interest in Vernon Wells, the Toronto Sun reports. By adding Jason Schmidt to the rotation, L.A. can now trade Brad Penny and prospects (Matt Kemp, Andy LaRoche, James Loney or Andre Ethier) to get a deal done. Wells has one year left on his contract and isn't likely to re-sign with Toronto, so GM J.P. Ricciard, who likes Penny, could be open to trading the center fielder.
According to The Toronto Globe and Mail, agents Brian Peters and Greg Genske hope to use Wells to make their mark -- and want him to be the next player to threaten the $20-million annual threshold. Many of the big-name contracts they manage were inherited from Jeff Moorad, who sold his sports management business in 2004 to become CEO of the D-Backs. So my question is can we come up with a deal that will block the Jays from getting Penny and maybe even get our hands on hIm?