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