Peavy a possibility for the Sox?

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We’ll pay this one lip service because there’s not a ton moving in baseball right now. We know that talks to send Jake Peavy to the Braves and to the Cubs have broken down, possibly beyond repair with the Braves. Peavy’s agent, Barry Axelrod, has said that while his client prefers the National League, he would consider moving to the Yankees, Angels, or Red Sox in the AL, but that’s it. So it comes as no surprise that we hear, via MLBTR, that Boston has “some” interest in Peavy. Of course they do. Just like they had some interest in CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett. Check out this line, though, by Nick Cafardo at the end of the article:

“But if there’s a Teixeira splash, the Red Sox might not have the money to entertain it.”

Laughable. If the Red Sox wanted both Teixeira and Peavy, they could afford them. No question.

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  • UWS

    Awww, how adorable. The Boston Red Sox: the small-market engine that could!

    • A.D.

      I’m surprised they can put together a team with their revenues

    • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

      Fueled by grit!

  • A.D.

    Too bad they already traded Casey Fossum… else the deal could be done

  • Bill

    If they get both Teixeira and Peavy the Sportswriters will just state that Theo just outsmarted everybody and they still dont spend like the Yankees.

    • Yank Crank 20

      Of course, every move Cash makes is either a bust or overspending, and Theo is so cunning that no other GM can compare.

  • Nady Nation

    Where is Hughes65 when you need him?

    • UWS

      He’s on suicide watch since he heard about this.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

        Guys, Hughes65 just texted me his physical address.

        • 65hughes

          yes i am the yankees cannot let this happen they have to acquire him if sox get peavy and tex to me they would have the biggest winner of the offseason and would off spend not as much as the yanks showing they are alway one step ahead and thats not good

          but it will probably happen though

    • Mike Pop

      guys we should really get involved with peavy now we cant let the sox get him if they got him that would just cancel out the sabathia deal for us we would still be miles behind the sox i like peavy he is awesome i think peavy is great and i think we should get him so the sox dont

      • UWS

        Well done.

        • Mike Pop

          Was not great but I try

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            It’s too long, though. That’s like the equivalent of five sentences. He’s never posted that much in one sitting.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I disagree. The Yankees should make personnel decisions based on their own needs and their own plan for the improvement of their own baseball team. They should not be reactionary and make moves based on what they think another team will do.

  • ryan

    The redsox can trade for peavy ….it doesn’t matter … I’d be more scarred of Lester and Beckett in a big spot than peavy. In fact if I were the redsox and i had to choose outta lester,beckett,dice k,wakefield,peavy….i’d say the first 4 are more dangerous in pressure packed moments…Peavy will make them better but when it comes to the playoffs peavy is about as usful as wet toilet paper.

    • Mike Pop

      Ignorant statement

    • A.D.

      I don’t really get the Peavy playoff hate, other than his bad 9 & 2/3 innings in his career, not something to go off of

      In contrast Wakefield has pitched 72 post season innings at a 6.75 era, which isn’t exactly stellar, and when you figure Peavy >>> Wake, then I think Peavy will crack a post season rotation just fine

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Are you mental?

      Beckett/Peavy/anyone would be fuckin’ lethal in a short series.

  • Ed

    MLBTR put Boston’s payroll at about $100 million after arbitration raises but before signing any free agents. Sign Tex for $21m, Varitek for $10m, and add Peavy’s $11m and the payroll is up to $142m, which is almost exactly what the ’07 payroll was ($143m).

    If they got Tex, they’d aim to trade Lowell. They’d probably have to pay a lot of his salary or take on a bad contract in return, but maybe they could save a little payroll there.

    Boston could very easily afford Peavy without topping last year’s payroll. And I doubt last year’s payroll is their limit.

    • Mike Pop

      They have plenty of money, its just a matter of them spending it or not

      • Ed

        That was my point. It’s laughable to say they can’t afford both Tex and Peavy, as both of them plus bringing back Varitek at his old rate brings them right back to last year’s payroll level.

        • steve (different one)

          agreed

  • Joe

    Peavy not pitching in PETco for the majority of the season, in the AL… I dunno. I think i’d pass.

    • jsbrendog

      and in the bandbox that is fenway. yikes.

      • Mike Pop

        Isnt is bambox ?

        • Mike Pop

          Nevermind

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            heh, that was funny.

  • DCR

    Kat O’Brien is saying the Yankees haven’t even made an offer to Teixeira. That is irresponsible.

    • Ivan

      How is that irresponsible.

      • DCR

        Are you serious?

        • Mike Pop

          The Yankees and MArk have agreed to a deal in principle. Yanks are just trying to trade MAtsui to make it work.. Dont worry DCR it will all be okay

    • steve (different one)

      Kat O’Brien is saying the Yankees haven’t even made an offer to Teixeira. That is irresponsible.

      give me a break.

      NONE OF US know what the other bids are right now. no one knows anything.

      we’ve already had reports this offseason that:
      1. Sabathia turned down the Yankees’ offer
      2. Sabathia was scheduled to meet with the Giants
      3. the Yankees were “very close” with Derek Lowe on a $66M/4 year deal
      4. Furcal signed with the A’s
      5. Furcal signed with the Braves
      6. Mike Cameron was traded for Melky Cabrera

      not just rumors, aside from #2, these were reported as FACTS, and they were all wrong.

      the Yankees know more than we do.

      maybe, they are waiting until the end to make their bid b/c they know Boras will always call them at the end to give them final say.

      why be involved in the bidding up part of the process?

  • THU

    The oe good part of this is, if the Red Sox sign Tex. they could ship Anderson off for Peavy thus opening the door to an A-Gon trade.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I know you never say never, but…

      That’s totally 100% never going to happen.

  • ryan

    lets not forget when peavy joked in the dvision tie-breaker

  • ryan

    choked*

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      The “Reply to this comment” link in the bottom-right of the comment box is your friend.

    • Mike Pop

      He simply does not have enough innings to qualify him as a choker… The guy is absolutely filthy, has great stuff.. Id much rather face Wakefield than him during the season/playoffs..Maybe even Dice-K instead of Jake

      • ryan

        Your right the sample size is small…and there’s no doubt he has ace stuff but to come to the AL east and play for boston against the yankees and Rays especially after playing his entire career in the NL is a big task that pure stuff alone is not gonna get him by. All i meant was guys like Lester Beckett Dice K are battle tested now and proven effective in big spots..Peavy is a question mark until put on that stage.

  • Ivan

    Billy Beane should take notes of how to work with a small market team by watching Theo and Co.