Found January 13, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
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Carlos Pena is well on his way to being baseball’s “I’ve Been Everywhere” man. Heading into his age-34 season, Pena has been with Texas, Oakland, Detroit, Boston, Tampa Bay, and Chicago, and he is likely to add a seventh organization to that list by the end of the offseason. For comparison, Matt Stairs had only worn five different big-league uniforms at the same age. Pena’s next home remains a mystery, though; he continues to play second fiddle to Prince Fielder among free-agent first basemen. One of the league’s few consistent power threats, Pena has cranked at least 28 home runs in each of the last five seasons, but he has also struck out at least 142 times annually during that span. The problem for Pena is that he’s merely a platoon player at this stage of his career, and even his plus glove at first cannot compensate for his shortcomings against left-handed pitching. Pena punished righties to the tune of a .255/.388/.504 triple-slash in 2011, but southpaws held him to a lo...
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