Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peavy to the White Sox?

Baseball weiner extrodinaire Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Padres have a deal in place to send Jake Peavy to the White Sox. Now this is pending Jake's approval since he has a full no trade clause, and there is some doubt whether or not he'll sign off on the deal. But as far as I'm concerned... WOOOOHOOOO!!! Ship his ass to the AL! Even though the Brewers do play the White Sox this year, we don't play them for another 5 years or so. With everyone presuming that the Cubs would be the final destination for Peavy this year, I'm very pleased to hear that someone else has stepped up with an offer already. Gunt, you gotta be ecstatic to hear this. Just do us a favor and tell your boy Ozzie to stay down for a little while and not do anything to make Peavy realize that this might be a bad idea for him.

10 comments:

Rubie Q said...

Yes! Get him out of the NL entirely!

Master Reid said...

Word now is that Peavy's agent doesn't think he'll approve the trade because he wants to stay in the NL. It's being suggested that this is merely code for: We'd like a new contract.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

new contract? he's signed through 2012 and there's an option for 2013. my guess is the Sox need to activate that option in order for the trade to go through.

Rubie Q said...

Yeah, he's due $59 mil in the next four seasons (including '09), so I don't know if the contract is the issue. Maybe he really doesn't want to play in the AL.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

why wouldn't you because you can't hit? You get to face a ton of guys that have never seen you before so it seems like a good idea to me to switch leagues.

Rubie Q said...

Well, there's also that thing about the DH in the AL ... I imagine most pitchers would prefer to pitch to a line-up that's got an automatic out in the nine spot.

EMoney said...

Agree with RubQ - pitching in the NL makes a pitchers numbers look a lot better. And they shouldn't really care about hitting....it's not as if anyone ever expects them to get a hit so when they do it's like holy sh*t Sheets just got a hit. It's pretty much a bonus. I predict Peavy calls it off.

Master Reid said...

I'm sure there is something to the fact that he doesn't want to play in the AL, but I don't doubt that he would use that as leverage for a new deal. Yeah, he's got a lot of money coming to him, but when you compare that to the Santana, Sabathia, Burnett type deals that have been signed in recent years he almost seems economical. I'd say he thinks of himself in that Santana/Sabathia class and part of him (his agent if nothing else) thinks he oughta be paid like them.

Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

yes, all valid points for a new deal and not pitching in the AL

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EMoney said...

Did I call that sh$t or what?