November 27, 2011

The Wily Mo Show is Heading to Japan

There have been scores of ballplayers who have played in both the Major Leagues and in Japan.

And while some have flourished...many have flopped.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the "Wily Mo Show" is headed to Japan.

That's right, Wily Mo Pena is planning on doing something not even Manny Ramirez could do...land a gig playing overseas for the Softbank Hawks.

This is a good gig for the slugger seeing how he's having a rough time keeping a job here in the States.

So why Japan?  Short answer...money.

According to reports, Softbank is looking to shell out close to 400 million Yen (roughly $5.15 million) plus incentives for two years for the 29-year-old.

Last season, Pena tore up the Minors hitting .358 with 25 home runs in 332 plate appearances with Triple-A Reno and Tacoma.  In limited duty in the bigs (120 plate appearances), dude hit just .204 with seven home runs splitting time between both the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks


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