San Diego Agrees to Send Jake Peavy to Chicago

May 21, 2009

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ESPN is reporting that San Diego has agreed to send Jake Peavy to Chicago.  No, not the Cubs, who were in negotiations during the offseason, but the White Sox.  Peavy has a no-trade clause in his contract, which he would have to waive in order for the deal to get done.  No word on what the White Sox would part with.

The former Cy Young winner is 3-5 on the year with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He’s second in the NL behind Javier Vazquez with 69 Strikeouts.  He started off a little slow, perhaps because of the World Baseball Classic, but has a 1.80 ERA and 0.73 WHIP in four May starts. 

The White Sox are actually a half-game worse than the Padres at 17-22, but are only 5.5 games behind division-leading Detroit.  Meanwhile, San Diego trails the Dodgers by 10 games. 

Peavy is scheduled to face the Cubs, ironically, on Friday in Carlos Zambrano’s return for the 15-day DL.

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11 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    May 21st, 2009 at 9:43 am #

    Surprising to say the least.
    What a shame the way teams sell terrific players now a days and not hold on to the stars even when they are not contending. You probably could do a what if on this.
    If teams did this years ago you would have had the Rd Sox trade Ted Williams, The Cubs trade Ernie Banks and many others.
    The Yankees trade Mel Stottelmyre, Thuman Munson and Roy White.

    And hey way back in the Day the Red Sox would have sold off their top pitcher who could hit a little, You know Babe Ruth..Oh Wait Bad example.

  2. LestersLegends
    May 21st, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    Funny, funny. Doesn’t sting as bad with those two titles. Not even close to the Yanks, obviously, but I’m content. That said, I want more.

  3. Larry
    May 21st, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    Of Course You want to be greedy..
    I am sure you feel for all of us (“LONG” suffering Yankee fans)

  4. LestersLegends
    May 21st, 2009 at 9:55 am #

    Gotta feel good about the way they are playing now, though they need a net to keep those hrs from flying out so frequently

  5. Larry
    May 21st, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    I don’t trust the Yankee Pitching and defense, You do not win with what the Yankees have..Maybe make the playoffs, I still will not count out the rays who can do all phases of the game,
    The Redsox are deep and maybe The Jays are for real.(Maybe)

  6. LestersLegends
    May 21st, 2009 at 10:08 am #

    It’s going to be a fun summer. All four of those teams could make a run at the division. I’d be a little worried that the Sox are playing as well as they have without much from Papi or there top three pitchers. Plus Smoltz will be coming.

  7. Larry
    May 21st, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    Also Dice K is coming and you will have Wakefield as a solid #4 starter for at least 30 more years,

  8. LestersLegends
    May 21st, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Yeah, I counted Dice in top three (with beckett and lester). Funny about Wake.

  9. Larry
    May 21st, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    I saw Wakefield play High School and Collage here in Florida where I live..He was a 1st baseman/3rd baseman and pitcher in High School and in Collage, He developed into a Knuckleballer when a scout said he didn’t have the skills to play Major League ball as a position player.

  10. LestersLegends
    May 21st, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    awesome

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    May 22nd, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

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