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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, CBSSports.com 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.

Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:50 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

how's it feel to be a loser every year



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:48 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

This is one of those trades that totally has me up in the air.  He's not ready to pitch right now and probably won't be until September, but this division is so up in the air.  I don't mind the players that were given up and their really good offensive players still stay intact.  Peavy knew that ultimately he had to leave the Padres if he wanted to win a championship in his lifetime.  He's got 5 years left on a huge deal and I guess the Sox have the dollars to make it happen!  I guess we'll just wait and see what happens, but having Peavy, Buehrle, Floyd, and Danks is a pretty formidable rotation once all the pieces are in place.



Since: Dec 21, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:48 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

I'm not really sure where the White Sox are going with this move. If Peavy isn't going to start throwing again for another couple of weeks, plus a minor league rehab assignment, he probably won't be able to pitch again until the very end of the season. Plus not pitching in the majors for almost two months might make Peavy a little bit rusty. Plus the White Sox have been floating around .500 for pretty much the whole season, and I don't know if they can make a move before Peavy comes back to get themselves into contention.

But with that being said, if Peavy is under contract for 2010, watch out for the White Sox next year. With Peavy and Beuhrle atop their rotation, they'll have one of the nastiest one-two punches in the majors.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:48 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Poreda, Richard, Adam Russell and Dexter Carter...2 better than good pitchers!



Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:48 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

cub fans are born losers, like u



Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:48 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

They won't be able to sign him long term. He will get rocked in the AL anyway. He's a NL pitcher. Always has been always will be!!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:47 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Just need to keep it close until September when he comes off the DL.  This rotation is pretty sick for the next couple yrs Peavy, Buehrle, Floyd and Danks  then who ever in the 5th spot.



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:47 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Wrong Chicago teamYell !!! This sucks



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:47 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

It is good a a couple of fronts: The Sox are not standing idling watching their opponents get stronger. They are bonafide players in the game. With Bartolo Colon having a dismal year and Contreras pitching with his best years' behnid him, this was added grace. Now we have a mid rotation starter who may crack the top 2 in rotation.

however, hopefully the injured foot is not an issue. We ahve to wait and see but all sign are jpositive as the Sox look to capture the AL Central. It will not be easy, but that's why they suit up... to play the game and grind it out.

Izz on!



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2009 4:46 pm
 

White Sox acquire Jake Peavy from Padres

Are any of the four minor leaguers the #1 rated prospect in the White Sox farm system?  If not, this sucks... 



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