Monday, August 24, 2009

Peavy trade may turn out OK for San Diego Padres

It’s waaaaaaaaaay too early to judge how the trade of Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox will turn out.

Was it just another fire sale move for the San Diego Padres?

Or did they actually receive some value in return for Peavy … and getting rid of the $55 million remaining on his contract?

This line from the Associated Press sure catches one’s attention:

“White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen remains optimistic that Jake Peavy will pitch again this season. Peavy will make his third rehab start today.”

What’s up with some of the four pitchers acquired for Peavy?

Clayton Richard is 3-0 for San Diego with a 3.67 ERA.

Adam Russell has been called up from the minors to help out San Diego’s overworked bullpen.

Aaron Poreda could be called up from the Triple-A Portland Beavers as soon as Saturday to make a start for the Padres.

As for Peavy, he may start again this year.

It may be a poor trade for San Diego in the long run, but early returns say that the Padres did not get duped in the exchange.


kareem said...

It sure looks like the Peavy trade could be a good thing for the Padres, besides dumping his 55 million in payroll which they should use to sign some hitters, Richard has done well at 3-0. Just think how three more wins for the White Sox would help them in the race for their division.

Jenifer said...

Gonzalez is defintely one of the top hitters in baseball..

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