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Obsessive Peavywatch: Enter the Brewers

Peter Gammons believes the Milwaukee Brewers will go after Jake Peavy when he undoubtedly becomes available later this year. While the source of his belief – current Brewer Bill Hall – likely has no more inside information into the matter than I do, the fit is there. The Brewers rotation is thin, and they’re likely […]

There Was a Rumor About the Cubs Trading Carlos Zambrano?

This is news to me – new, old news to be precise. One of the craziest rumors at the winter meetings in December centered on the Cubs — after completing a Jake Peavy trade — sending Zambrano to the Sox. Sources from both sides of town shot down the rumor, and Peavy never was dealt […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Jake Peavy Is Willing to Go to the Red Sox

So much for the theory that Jake Peavy was only willing to be traded to a National League team: “Boston was a place that I told the Padres I would certainly be interested in playing,” the 28-year-old said. “I don’t know if there were any talks. I gave the Padres a list and Boston was […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sale Hitting a Roadblock? Peavy More Likely?

A quick refresher: the San Diego Padres are in the process of being sold by current owner John Moores to a consortium group, led by former Diamondbacks CEO Jeff Moorad. Moores was ostensibly forced to sell the team because of divorce proceedings (gotta split the baby), and similarly was hoping to cut payroll dramatically. In […]

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Obessive Peavywatch: Jake Peavy Still Kind of Likes the Cubs

There’s this pitcher in San Diego that the Chicago Cubs and their fans have kind of had some interest in for a few months. His name is Jake Peavy. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. Perhaps you’ve thought about him. Obsessively. So when the Cubs squared off against the Padres yesterday for a Spring Training outing, […]

Spring Training Positional Battlewatch: March 1, 2009

Ryan Dempster faced Jake Peavy. Who is Jake Peavy again? Mike Fontenot, who played third base, put up another great game: 2 for 3 with a couple doubles. Aaron Miles, whom Fontenot is presumably battling for the starting second base gig, continued his lackluster showing this spring with the old goose egg. In an effort […]

Lou Piniella Hates Mark DeRosa, Until He Doesn’t

Everyone was surprised when the Chicago Cubs dealt Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians for prospects two months ago – well, except those of us who (erroneously) assumed the deal was merely a precursor to a trade for Jake Peavy. Two months later, Mark DeRosa is still surprised. And it sounds like he kinda thinks […]

Jake Peavy: Padres > Cubs > Braves

The non-story that won’t go away (and we won’t let it, damn it!), well, won’t go away. As spring training begins, details are emerging about the possible Cubs-Padres Jake Peavy that ultimately died months ago at the winter meetings. As for the Padres’ trade talks with the Braves, which were much-publicized before those with the […]

Sean Marshall is Going to be the Fifth Starter Probably

Barring a (sigh) Jake Peavy trade, the Chicago Cubs will go with Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Aaron Heilman, or Chad Gaudin as the fifth starter. For now, manager Lou Piniella says Marshall is the guy. “Marshall, to me, has gotten better,” Chicago manager Lou Piniella said Saturday about the left-hander. “I liked him my first […]

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Ben Sheets to the Chicago Cubs? Um…

The local NBC outfit is trying its hand at Cubs news and rumors, and what they came up with is… um, poor. The Cubs are in search of pitching. This is underscored by the never ending, yet futile, quest for Jake Peavy, as well as Lou Piniella’s declaration that the team needs a lefty. Now, […]

Obessive Peavywatch: Jake Peavy Hearts the Padres

Sooooo, yeah. Jake Peavy now says he loves being in San Diego, and is glad he wasn’t traded. Swell. “Absolutely I’m happy. I never wanted to be anywhere else than Peoria this time of year. I think we made that clear when we my deal with the Padres, San Diego is near and dear to […]

Behind the Scenes Details of the Heilman Trade Revealed

The offseason has been an active – sometimes painfully so – one for the Chicago Cubs. The most recent, and for some the most perplexing, major move was the trade of Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Aaron Heilman. Because of its perceived relationship to the possible Jake Peavy trade, […]

The Cubs Will Be Fine Without Mark DeRosa

You can’t go to too many corners of the Cublogoverse these days without reading some angry diatribe about the Mark DeRosa trade. In late December, DeRosa was traded to the Cleveland Indians for three somewhat unimpressive pitching prospects. At the time, Cubs fans were sated with the knowledge that surely the deal was merely a […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres Sale Done by Opening Day?

The anticipated purchase of the San Diego Padres by Jeff Moorad is about to be completed. As in… soon. Under the terms of the agreement, the club said the sale is expected to close by Opening Day, with Moorad to assume the role of CEO of the Padres, a job currently held by Sandy Alderson. […]

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Obsessive Peavywatch: Spring Training is When it Happens?

Whether the Cubs will get Jake Peavy is becoming the Ross and Rachel of the 2009 offseason. Will they? Won’t they? And what happened to the monkey? According to league sources, the Cubs and Padres will try to revisit a Peavy deal sometime during Spring Training when Cubs officials have a new owner (most likely […]

The Cubs Will Go With 12 Pitchers

In case anyone had illusions of the Cubs going back to 11 pitchers as they did a few years ago, Lou Piniella has put that to rest: Talked with Lou later in the day. He said the Cubs probably will go with 12 pitchers and 13 position players again this year. “With our pitching, it […]

Cubs Still Looking at Randy Wolf and Braden Looper?

Even after the acquisition of could-be-starter Aaron Heilman, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly still considering free agents Randy Wolf and Braden Looper. Obviously they would be in lieu of Jake Peavy. Looper and Wolf are expected to command a contract similar to Jon Garland – who yesterday got a one-year (with an option for 2010) […]

Obessessive Peavywatch: There is “Nothing to” the Jake Peavy Rumors?

Chicago Cubs assistant GM Randy Bush was on XM radio recently, apparently attempted to dispel some of the Cubs-getting-Peavy rumors. We have come to expect such things from the Cubs front office. But, well, the way Bush did it was was pretty stark: Holden Kushner asked him about Jake Peavy and how many questions he […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: MLB.com Catches Up With the Rest of the Class

Holy crubblebucket!!! Did you know that once the Chicago Cubs’ sale is finalized, the Cubs might re-engage the Padres in trade talks about pitcher Jake Peavy? That is totally brand new information, and MLB.com has the scoop that no one else has been saying for several weeks. A previously discussed trade of All-Star right-handed pitcher […]

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Obsessive Peavywatch: The Padres Want Everyone

Goat Riders say they recently heard a report on XM radio regarding a Cubs trade for Jake Peavy. The rumored bounty it would take to land the Padres ace are Marshall, Ols[o]n, Vitters, Hart, and … uh … somebody else. I can’t remember the name, but I don’t think it was anybody grossly important. Probably […]

Lukewarm Stove: Cubs Discussing Randy Wolf and Braden Looper

In case the Cubs aren’t able to land Jake Peavy, they are apparently laying back-up plan groundwork. These are names we’ve heard before, but this is the first time we’ve heard that the Cubs have actually approached other starting pitchers. The Cubs may instead turn their attentions to more modest veteran pitchers such as lefty […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: What Would Ricketts Do?

Now that the next owner of the Chicago Cubs has been named – subject, of course, to a few perfunctory approvals and the actual negotiation of a purchase price – we can start to speculate about a Jake Peavy trade with a little more certitude (that’s a funny word – sounds like certainty with attitude). […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Padres CEO Expects Jake Peavy to Remain with Padres

Padres CEO Sandy Alderson has some thoughts on the Jake Peavy trade situation, and they ain’t great. Alderson and General Manager Kevin Towers had said the club might announce in mid-January that Jake Peavy, the subject of lengthy trade talks this offseason, will open the season with the club. Reminded of those comments Friday, Alderson […]

Obsessive Peavywatch: Including Jeff Samardzija Would Do the Trick?

Many names have been thrown around throughout the course of our Obsessive Peavywatch coverage: Garrett Olson, Ronny Cedeno, Josh Vitters, Dr. Spock. One that we haven’t heard in several months is Jeff Samardzija. The young pitcher/wide receiver was one of the brightest spots in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen late last year. At times, Samardzija looked […]