Peavy a possibility for the Sox?


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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  1. UWS says:

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

  2. A.D. says:

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

  3. Bill says:

    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 says:

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

  4. Nady Nation says:

    Where is Hughes65 when you need him?

  5. ryan says:

    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 says:

      Ignorant statement

    • A.D. says:

      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

    • Matt says:

      Are you mental?

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

  6. Ed says:

    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.

  7. Joe says:

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

  8. DCR says:

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

    • Ivan says:

      How is that irresponsible.

    • steve (different one) says:

      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?

  9. THU says:

    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.

  10. ryan says:

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

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

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

    • Mike Pop says:

      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 says:

        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.

  11. Ivan says:

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

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