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Formerly Obsessive Peavywatch: Jake Peavy Traded to Chicago White Sox

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OMG Jake Peavy!

OMG Chicago!

OMG… meh. It’s the White Sox, and the Cubs haven’t really even been remotely interested in half a year.


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The White Sox have acquired 2007 Cy Young winner Jake Peavy from San Diego in exchange for pitchers Aaron Poreda, Clayton Richard, Adam Russell and Dexter Carter.

Peavy, 28, is 6-6 with a 3.97 ERA in 13 starts with the Padres in 2009. The Right-hander has been on the disabled list since June 13 with a strained tendon in his right ankle.

Peavy’s contract breaks down like this: He’ll make $11 million this year, $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011, $17 million in 2012, and there’s a $22 million team option for 2013. Hardball.

The haul is a so-so one for Peavy, perhaps unsurprising given his health concerns and gigantic contract. Thankfully the Cubs never pulled the trigger.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.