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Jake Peavy Rumors: Thursday

Posted on: October 23, 2008 1:45 am
Edited on: October 24, 2008 12:54 am

2:05pm: Braves GM Frank Wren spoke to the AP today about the Peavy rumors.  He still says the Braves will not trade their top prospects.  He notes that much of the talk lately is based on questionable speculation by rival executives.

12:27am: Let's kick things off with the freshest Jake Peavy rumors.

  • Dan Hayes of the North County Times says "as many as 14 clubs" inquired about Peavy so far, with some teams taking an aggressive approach.  Barry Axelrod and Kevin Towers want to slow things down now, have some meetings.  A trade will not be announced during the World Series and is not likely until the November 3-6 GM meetings at the earliest.  Axelrod and Towers again suggested Peavy could stay in San Diego.
  • Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune says at least three Padres scouts watched Braves pitching prospect Tommy Hanson in the Arizona Fall League recently.
  • J.C. Bradbury explains that the only team that benefits from Peavy's below-market contract is the Padres.  Is it too early in the morning for econ?
  • Cardinals GM John Mozeliak "all but dismissed" the idea of being in the mix for Peavy.  They have their '08 rotation locked in, pending Chris Carpenter's health.  They've already got more than $32MM committed to the current group of starters.
  • ESPN's Keith Law does not feel that a package of Tommy Hanson, Jordan Schafer, and one of Kelly Johnson/Yunel Escobar is a reasonable expectation for Peavy.

Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2008 12:43 pm

Jake Peavy Rumors: Thursday

Peavy is still one of the elite young pitchers in MLB and any comp that the Padres should reflect that. The Brewers gave up a ton to get Sabbathia who was just a 3 month rental. Also despite the mediocre record this year Jake should have had at least 5 more wins but the Padres couldn't score.

It also makes me nervous dealing with Atlanta for any prospect that isn't one of their top 5. There have been a ton of can't miss guys that have come through there system just to flame out with other teams.

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2008 11:10 am

Jake Peavy Rumors: Thursday

Why do the Padres want to dump Peavy??  He is under their control for four more years at under market value.  Is there something they are not telling?? Rumor is Peavy lost 5 mph off his fastball at the end of the year.

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2008 10:29 am

Jake Peavy Rumors: Thursday

Peavy would be a great fit in Atlanta, but that team is not that good. They would have solid pitching, but that lineup will be weak unless they sign multiple free agents.

Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2008 10:07 am

Jake Peavy Rumors: Thursday

I hope Peavy gets traded to a team that has a chance to get to the World Series. I think he would end up being a good postseason pitcher if he was healthy at that point & could carry a team farther than they should go.

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2008 10:04 am

Jake Peavy Rumors: Thursday

Jake Peavy is a greatly talented player. Any team that acquires him will be greatly improved. The Padres should acquire a king's ransom in return for him.

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