murphy The slowest moving pitcher of all time. How fast did the balls fly out of the park after a hitter got a piece of that flat, fat fastball of his?
June 8, 2001 I read in a Peter Gammons column the other day that the Pirates almost traded Barry Bonds to the Braves in 1992 for Alejandro Pena and Keith Mitchell until Jim Leyland got involved and killed it.
Thank god that didn't happen.
January 6, 2002 He was a really good set up man for a while. Helped them win a lot of games.
January 14, 2003 He was real solid for the first half season he was here. Then he sucked for a year an a half. I don't know what happened to him. He was pretty decent after he left too.
January 27, 2003 I remember Pena being the only Met pitcher to rival Doug Sisk in terms of how many times he broke my heart by blowing a save. Like Sisk, he would have a good outing when it didn't matter and then as a result, he'd get an important late game opportunity (which he could be absolutely counted on to blow). He LOVED to hang the curve ball. When he was traded, I was ecstatic and even though he had a great year with the Braves, like clockwork he lost game 7 of the World Series. I can't say I miss the guy.
July 1, 2004 My family used to call him "Stomach" Pena.
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July 13, 2004 Me and my friends used to call him Alejandro Petro. Always putting fuel on the fire.