Maybe when Jake Peavy said he really wanted to come to Chicago if he were traded, he didn’t necessarily just mean the North Side.
The latest rumor, seemingly spread late Wednesday night, has Peavy coming to the Sox in a trade from the Padres for Aaron Poreda and other top prospects. DailyHerald.com Blogs.
A move for Peavy would make some sense for the White Sox and the Padres, but what about Peavy – who holds the no trade cards? Has he not said he wishes to remain in the National League?
Money is going to be the big issue with any potential Peavy-trade-lander, assuming they get past Peavy’s no-trade. How much will they take, and how much will the Padres eat. For that reason, it seems likely that there will be many rumors like this throughout the summer.
UPDATE: Word has it that Peavy has gone so far as to meet with manager Bud Black about whether he would approve a trade to the White Sox, so this has a little bit of legs, folks.
DOUBLE UPDATE: For those of you reading this and going, huh? I thought he was definitely traded… check the date. This is the article for when he was almost traded, but used his no-trade. The article you want for the ACTUAL trade is here. Enjoy.