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18 responses to “Jake Peavy to Chicago! wait, um, White Sox?”

  1. pmayo

    Beside his (re)stated desire to stay in the NL, there’s a couple drawbacks on the White Sox’ side, too, I think:

    1.) Peavy’s $22MM option. I just don’t see notorious skinflint and serial colluder Jerry Reinsdorf picking up that option. But I’ve been wrong before.

    2.) The Padres would surely want a deal largely made up of ML players, because the White Sox’ farm system is barren. I’d say a package of Beckham, Danks, and Dye is where the Padres would start. And a deal like that doesn’t seem to benefit the White Sox much.

    1. Tip

      Listen Pretty mayo and Pretty Toni, there is no way in h>ll the Sox would give up Beckham! This is the Chicago White Sox (2005 World Series Champions) not the FLUBS (1908 WS just got lucky, probably fixed, victory)
      Honestly the Schlubs should have won the World Series back to back the last two years, but of course they didn’t…hence the name: the FLUBS!

      1. pmayo

        You could be right. Maybe by picking up that huge option, the White Sox can get Peavy without giving up Beckham.

        But Jake Peavy can’t play LF or CF, or hit leadoff. He enables the White Sox to dump Contreras, but he doesn’t rejuvenate the offense. Pitching isn’t the problem for the White Sox. Peavy might make the White Sox 1-2 wins better, but he fixes exactly none of their problems.

  2. Pretty Toney

    San Diego is not interested in MLB-ready talent. I would expect a package of Aaron Poreda and Gordon Beckham if this trade were to go down.

    1. pmayo

      If the White Sox have to pick up the option and part with Poreda and Beckham, that’s a hefty price tag. And after giving that up, they still have and old, slow team.

      1. Tip

        I can’t stand to say this, but I would have to say Getz would probably be part of this possible trade package.
        Also, buying out Jake’s contract would be appealing to the Padres.
        (PS: I think we should move Konerko now while he is hot and before he goes into the tank the 2nd half of this season.)

        1. pmayo

          Padres have a better 1B than Konerko in Gonzalez, and A-Gon is also much cheaper. The Padres really pressured the Cubs for Vitters in the spring, and I’d be surprised to see the White Sox get away with not giving up one, if not two, of Getz, Poreda, and Beckham.

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  4. Cardfan

    All BS – playing the media to up the ante in LA. SD doesn’t want to swallow any extra Peavy contract $$$ over the next several years and, given the market conditions, the offers they are entertaining are likely too low for their taste.

    Look for lots of “no comments” until this is done…

  5. Chip Ramsey

    This is not a trade the Sox need to make. They would be much better served trading for a lead off man or a center fielder. I would say Poreda, Beckham Tyler Flowers or either Danks would be deal breakers.

    I would, if I were Kenny, part with BA, Josh Fields, Cole Armstrong, Jack Egbert, Wes Whistler, Adam Russell, Brett Lillibridge, Brandon Allen or John Shelby.

    I doubt the Pods are going to want Paulie, Jermaine, AJ or Thome. I think the Missile and Q are off the table. I would hesitate to trade Nix.

  6. pmayo

    The Score just reported a deal “is in place, pending Peavy’s approval.”

    1. Cardfan

      Imagine that, Peavy turned it down. They were very clear, however, that the Sox were willing to assume the entire contract. Very shrewd on the part of the Padres.

      Peavy does not want to pitch in the AL. He has stated one exception – the Angels. Must want to stay in SoCal. I could be wrong, but I would bet they have something in the works with the Dodgers where LA is not willing to assume the entire contract. The negotiations continue…