February 20, 2011
During the off-season I happened to be looking over the Major League Baseball transaction log when I came across a rather nondescript signing. It simply said, “The Arizona Diamondbacks sign outfielder Wily Mo Pena to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.”
Pena was once identified as a no-miss prospect with an unlimited ceiling. He was to be a superstar in the game. After signing with the New York Mets, Pena was traded to the New York Yankees where he started his professional career. A year later he was traded to Cincinnati and made his Major League debut on September 10, 2002 becoming the youngest member of the National League.