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2 responses to “Obsessive Peavywatch: Tired of It Yet? Too Bad!”

  1. Cardfan

    Temper your enthusiasm, Ace.

    Link to a 5/7 article in the SD UnionTrib…

    http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/may/07/padres-sullivan-ramirez-affect-peavy20174/?padres

    Excerpts…
    “If General Manager Ned Colletti can effectively deploy the $7.7 million in salary Ramirez is no longer due, the Dodgers could be a better club when their performance-enhanced left fielder returns July 3 at Petco Park. This year more than most, those clubs with spare cash should be positioned to pounce as their pinched rivals struggle to meet payroll.

    This, people, is where the Padres could become a pertinent part of the story.
    By the end of May, the unpaid portion of Jake Peavy’s 2009 salary will slip beneath $7.7 million. As a short-term proposition, at least, that would mean the Dodgers would be able to add the Padres’ best pitcher without increasing the payroll they budgeted at the beginning of the season. ”

    “Whether the Dodgers would be willing to assume the payments is unclear – they have a lot of young players in line for large raises – but Peavy has made no secret of his affection for pitching in Chavez Ravine. Padres General Manager Kevin Towers said during the winter that he would not object to trading Peavy to his team’s fiercest rival if he can get enough talent in return. “