And sign Brad Penny to a pro-rated contract worth around $75K. I guess this answers the question of who will start on Wednesday after Lincecum got pushed back a start. Ignoring the Dodger Stink™ for a second, Penny is a nice rotation upgrade at a bottom dollar price. He’ll slot in behind Sanchez right now as the 5th starter. With Penny the Giants get a strike-thrower that pumps fastballs. In 2008, 72.4% of all Penny’s pitches were fastballs. That’s a lot for a non-sinker pitcher.
Overall, I outlined why I liked Penny in the post below this one, but it’s a nice move by the Giants to shape up their rotation a little as they make an improbable run for the Wild Card. Good move.