Posted on: September 2, 2009 10:59 am
Posted on: August 4, 2009 11:17 am
Jake Peavy started his White Sox career Sunday with a pain-free throwing session at U.S. Cellular Field in his first time on a mound in nearly two months.
Peavy, who is recovering from a torn tendon in his right ankle, went through his repertoire and the Chicago Sun-Times reports Peavy felt a renewed confidence.
''The biggest thing was everything was pain-free,'' Peavy said. ''The ankle was a non-issue. I threw about 50 pitches and threw all my pitches, trying to get a feel to accelerate this thing as fast as we can to get back out there. Once again, you have to be smart about it. It was a good day."
The Times speculates Peavy could face the Yankees if his timetable accelerates. The Sox visit New York on Aug. 28-30.
Posted on: June 1, 2009 2:53 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2009 2:56 pm
According to SI.com, the Phillies were scouring the trade market for starting pitching help even before Brett Myers became the latest big-name casualty. Several reports suggest Jake Peavy is at the top of their list along with Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee and Erik Bedard.
Posted on: June 1, 2009 10:03 am
After chatting with GM Doug Melvin, Danny Knobler of CBS Sports points out that the Brewers could make a deal even though they're not in trade talks at the moment. As Melvin says, the team has "done it every year." Melvin says the challenge for the Brewers, who could pursue pitching or an infielder, "is identifying what you need." Knobler identifies three barriers the Brewers would have to overcome should they decide to pursue Jake Peavy:
Posted on: May 31, 2009 11:47 am
Edited on: May 31, 2009 10:11 pm
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has his share of rumors every Sunday. Let's have a look.
Posted on: May 31, 2009 10:45 am
Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune says "general manager Ken Williams will continue to seek ways to improve the White Sox" and that "more deals seem imminent." Gonzales notes that the pool of prospective players will expand on June 15 when teams can deal free-agent players signed last winter without their consent.Lance Broadway, but with all due respect to Corky Miler, Castro gives the White Sox a greater presence with the glove and with the bat in games which A.J. Pierzynski doesn't start. [Manager Ozzie] Guillen knows that Williams isn't finished with roster adjustments if other needs arise."
Despite starting the month with 12 losses in 16 games, the White Sox have finished strong in May, going 8-3 with 4 straight series victories. We know they're seeking starting pitching and there's speculation that they have been scouting Roy Oswalt. Jake Peavy insists he could reconsider a deal later in the season. White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf implied nobody is untouchable. How would you improve the White Sox?
Posted on: May 31, 2009 10:03 am
Edited on: May 31, 2009 12:07 pm
The Chicago Tribune has some rumors for our consumption:
Posted on: May 30, 2009 10:54 am
According to Colin Fly of the AP (via the Chicago Tribune) Brewers GM Doug Melvin said he's not involved in any trade talks now. Many writers have wondered about Milwaukee's interest in Jake Peavy, but the Brewers aren't currently negotiating with the Padres."We don't have any trade discussions going on with anybody," Melvin said.
As Fly points out, the Brewers have the 9th best ERA in the game and are tied for first in the NL with 27 quality starts so they don't need starting pitching as badly as most expected them to. The rotation of Yovani Gallardo, Manny Parra, Braden Looper, Dave Bush and Jeff Suppan has been holding up well for the first-place Brewers.