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White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:37 pm
Edited on: July 31, 2009 4:46 pm

In the craziest, most unexpected deal of the day, the Chicago White Sox have acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the San Diego Padres for a package of prospects, has confirmed.

Yes, the same White Sox who were turned down by Peavy when a deal was first put into place back in May.

Peavy currently is on the disabled list recovering from a torn tendon in his right foot and has not pitched in six weeks. He is on target to begin throwing again in August. Assuming he comes back healthy, Peavy could become a huge difference-maker for the White Sox down the stretch as they battle the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins in the AL Central.

The move also gives the Sox a solid answer to Detroit's acquisition of Jarrod Washburn earlier in the day.

For Peavy, the Sox sent four young pitchers to the Padres: Left-handers Clayton Richard and Aaron Poreda and right-handers Adam Russell and Dexter Carter.

Richard was supposed to pitch for the Sox tonight against the New York Yankees.


Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2009 4:16 am

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Peavy will be rusty coming out, but will zone into C.C. Sabathia, Brewers mode, going into the postseason.
I think The Sox will go in the a playoff berth, but will fall to the AL East Powerhouse, whoever that will be. 

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2009 1:12 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

It's nice to get an intelligent baseball mind on these blogs every once in awhile WIllie GI. Thanks for the input.

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2009 12:43 am

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

1) Sox are in 3rd place - 2nd now 1.5 games back
2) Peavy is injured - will be ready by end of August
3) Quentin is still obviously hurt - man did he crush the ball tonight. Getting healthier every day
4) Buehrle can only pitch once every five days - thats what Danks, Floyd and future Peavy are on the team for. You can say the same thing about Verlander you douche. LOL
5) Hawk Harrelson is a d.b. - so what?

Wow, so many things change in one night. Imagine what can happen in 60 more games? Sorry Hook, admit it Peavy > Washburn. Oh, did I mention the Sox have him until at least '12? How long will Washburn be in Detroit?

Since: Oct 3, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2009 11:07 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

I dont understand why cub fans are so mad at this,worry about your team! Poreda was the best pitcher the White Sox
gave up prospects are like @#$ Holes we all have them. If Hendry doesnt make so many bad signings over the years with so many back loaded contracts may be the cubs could have got someone better then grabow. I think its a good deal! K.Williams shows up the northside ballclubs front office once again!



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2009 8:59 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

signed through 2012

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2009 7:41 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

They already had the best team on paper.

Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2009 7:36 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Correct me if I'm wrong, but when MLB players are traded in the middle of a long-term (>2 year) contract, don't they have the right to demand another trade or become a free agent after their first year with the new team? I believe that's what Javier Vazquez did to the Diamondbacks when he was traded to the White Sox, after being traded from the Yankees the previous season. I don't know how this rule applies if a player waves a no-trade clause to go to the intermediate team.

For the record, I am a White Sox fan, but I do not like this trade. This easily becomes a 10 game rental if Peavy strong-arms his way out of town (or to the Cubs) after this season.

Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2009 6:57 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

1) Sox are in 3rd place
2) Peavy is injured
3) Quentin is still obviously hurt
4) Buehrle can only pitch once every five days
5) Hawk Harrelson is a d.b.

(5) has no bearing on the team itself, I just thought I'd at that in.

Sox will not win the A.L. Central.

Go Tigs!

Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2009 6:56 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Trading for Jake Peavy is certainly a bold move by White Sox management.It's also a move that makes more sense to me than it seems to make to a lot of others who have posted on this subject here.My thoughts on this are that: A) The AL Central is hardly loaded with powerhouse teams. A win total in the mid-80s(give or take a few games) will most likely be enough to win this division. B) I'd been skepticle before the Peavy trade about whether the White Sox had quite enough talent to take the division crown, but already felt it was doable given that Detroit and Minnesota are the competition.Probably none of these teams could finish higher than 4th in the AL East, but experience has shown that ANY team that gets in the playoffs can run the table if they're healthy, hot, & a little lucky.Since this is true, even another World Series run is not out of the White Sox reach. C)The longer Chicago stays in this race, the better their chances of winning it becomes.If the Sox can continue to play well & stay in contention until September AND if Peavy CAN come back & pitch effectively by then I think he'd then become a game changer & make the White Sox the favorites to win the Central Division title.D) Even if Peavy isn't healthy enough to make a difference this year, this move tells me that White Sox management is serious about trying to win this division race. This should be encouraging to any White Sox fan. If a team's owners don't care whether the team contends or not, there's certainly no reason I can think of for fans to care. E) Jake Peavy is under contract for quite a few years after this season. Even if he can't pitch again this season the potential certainly exists for this deal to pay big dividends down the road for the White Sox.

When I add this deal up, I have to like what Chicago's ownership is trying to do. This move, if nothing else, shows that they're in it to win it this season.Very few things worth accomplishing are possible if one refuses to take a chance because they might end up falling flat on their faces in trying.If I were running the White Sox, I'd rather give it all I've got & go down swinging than just jog home with a perfectly respectible(and totally meaningless) third place finish in the division. I like what this trade could  mean to the White Sox down the stretch this season. I like what it demonstrates about the team's commitment to winning. And, the very thought of a White Sox rotation featuring Mark Buerhle & a healthy Jake Peavy as their aces should have White Sox fans drooling at the prospect.So, unlike many others posting, I like this trade. It shows guts & may pay off in a big way. I'll be pulling for the White Sox to win the Central now. But, as a Yankee fan, I'm not sure I'd want NY to have to play these guys in the playoffs if Peavy IS back at full strength by October.They could be quite a formidable opponent.

Since: Apr 3, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2009 6:52 pm

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Great move by the Sox. Even if Peavy doesn't pitch again this year, the Sox have him for 4 more years and their rotation will be really nasty. That's spelled: n-a-s-t-y!! I'm a San Diegan and Peavy is an intense control pitcher. He's definitely a winner and will be a real asset to his new club. Good luck to him and the White Sox.

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