Yesterday the Cardinals announced they had signed starting pitcher Brad Penny to a one year contract that could be worth up to $9 million with incentives. Penny has to be quite happy with his agents after getting that much money from a Cardinal team that is looking for a big bat to complement Albert Pujols in their lineup.
Penny went 11-9 with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP pitching in Boston and San Francisco. In Boston, Penny made 24 starts going 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.534 WHIP. In his 6 starts in SF, Penny went 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.
I expect a 2010 Brad Penny to be somewhere in between his Boston and SF stats in 2009, maybe a low 4 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP.