Tag:Jake Peavy
Posted on: September 2, 2009 10:59 am

Guillen could shut down Peavy

As far as Jake Peavy's goal to pitch before the end of the season, manager Ozzie Guillen told the Chicago Tribune that he would shut down Peavy if the Sox continue to fall behind.

"I want him, I need him, yes," Guillen said. "But I don't want to take a chance."
Category: MLB
Posted on: August 4, 2009 11:17 am

Peavy threw with no pain

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.
Category: MLB
Posted on: June 1, 2009 2:53 pm
Edited on: June 1, 2009 2:56 pm

Phillies need pitching

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

Peavy has full no-trade power. It's believed Peavy would rather stay on the West coast but his agent Barry Axelrod publicly said the Phils would fulfill Peavy's goal to play in the National League for a winning team.

GM Ruben Amaro said he wants to acquire "the best I can get."

Posted on: June 1, 2009 10:03 am

Knobler On Brewers, Vazquez

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:

  • The Brewers would have to agree to part with top prospects.
  • Owner Mark Attanasio would have to agree to take on Peavy's contract. 
  • Peavy would have to agree to come to Milwaukee. 
On another note, Knobler spoke to a "scout familiar with the Braves" who suggests that Atlanta could consider dealing Javier Vazquez, who makes $11.5MM this year and next, for a big bat to help out the struggling Braves offense. 
Posted on: May 31, 2009 11:47 am
Edited on: May 31, 2009 10:11 pm

Cafardo's Latest: Hart, Tejada, Red Sox, White Sox

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has his share of rumors every Sunday. Let's have a look.

  • The Tigers, Giants, and Red Sox have either scouted or discussed Corey Hart. While the Sox have the pitching the Brewers need, with Mark Kotsay expected back soon and Rocco Baldelli not on the disabled list, I'm not sure an everyday player like Hart makes as much sense for Boston as he does for the Giants. Thoughts?
  • Jeff Francoeur used to carry a Red Sox Mastercard until his teammates made him cancel it. Cafardo says one Sox official was unaware of any interest in Francoeur, who has struggled for two years now.
  • The Astros would consider dealing Miguel Tejada if they could net a pitching prospect in return. Cafardo notes Tejada's reputation as a great teammate. MLBTR speculated the White Sox could be interested in him as a solution at third base.
  • Speaking of White Sox third basemen, watch out Josh Fields. Cafardo notes Gordon Beckham was promoted from Double-A to Triple-A and moved to third base.
  • Cafardo also notes Jake Peavy's willingness to reconsider a trade to the White Sox down the line, and that the White Sox "will surely make that deal again" if in contention.
Posted on: May 31, 2009 10:45 am

White Sox Not Done Dealing, Probably

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.

Scott Merkin of MLB.com agrees:

"If the White Sox put themselves in serious contention, there's no question... Williams will do whatever it takes to move his team a step or two further. Take Friday's late-night trade, as an example. It might seem minor in the grand scheme of things, adding backup catcher Ramon Castro for middle reliever 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

Oswalt Might Prefer Change Of Scenery

The Chicago Tribune has some rumors for our consumption:

  • Would Roy Oswalt waive his no-trade clause if he were dealt? The paper suggests he just may want a change of scenery. He is disappointed that the Astros haven't made an effort to acquire Jake Peavy and has seemed "at odds with manager Cecil Cooper."
  • The Yankees and Braves are apparently possible destinations for Mark DeRosa. MLBTR discussed the Yankees as well as the Mets and Cardinals. The Indians are seeking Major League-ready pitching for the 34 year-old DeRosa, who will be a free agent this offseason.
  • Peavy "insists he could reconsider" a trade to the White Sox later in the season, although the scenario seems a long shot.
Posted on: May 30, 2009 10:54 am

Brewers Aren't Talking Peavy Trade

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.

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