So that should wrap up the Peavy rumors


MLB Trade Rumors notes that the Padres are no longer shopping Jake Peavy. According to the team CEO, Jake Peavy will be with the team on Opening Day. All of the Yankee fans who think our team should leap at the chance to acquire Peavy for nothing can come up with new and better trade proposals for other pitchers that aren’t going to be dealt this winter. Of course, this all could change in a moment’s notice, and Sandy Alderson may be bluffing to get other teams back to the table. I’m inclined to believe, however, that the Peavy talks are really and truly dead. He will remain a Padre, for now.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League


  1. jsbrendog says:

    HOOOOOOOOORAY!!! thank god its not santana watch part II.

    ling ling, that stupid panda, refuses to come out of her cave and give a state,ment

  2. A.D. says:

    I guess IPK + Melky didn’t get it done?? Surprising

  3. Ryan S. says:

    I’m really surprised The Padres and Cubs couldn’t get a deal down. I never really saw us getting Peavy (they if the deal made enough sense, I would’ve supported it). Do we need a guy like that when our top 4 starters are all themselves, and have proven themselves in the AL?

    Despite the obvious benefits of pitching at Petco and the considerable discrepancy in his home/away splits some years, I think Peavy is an ace-quality pitcher, and its a shame that he’s stuck wasting his best years on a shitty team that doesn’t even want him.

    • Ryan S. says:

      *our top 4 starters are all badasses themselves, I meant

    • A.D. says:

      Do the cubs really need Peavy when they have Harden, Zambrano, and Dempster?

      The problem for the Pads is teams like the Braves & Cubs that could use a starter went and traded/re-signed guys. The rest of the teams were basically eliminated by Peavy or Towers

    • AndrewYF says:

      I hated it when the Yankee starters were all someone else.

  4. TurnTwo says:

    ill believe it when i see it, and we’re still a couple months away from Spring Training

  5. Sweet Dick Willie says:

    You don’t really think that that press release will stop fans from posting their (illogical) fantasy trade proposals, do you?

    I mean, we have one slot left in the rotation, and Peavy would really help us, and the Padres want to move him, so if Cash offered Matsui and a low level prospect, that should get it done, no?

  6. Alan says:


  7. Reggie C. says:

    Apparently there’s bad blood between Towers and the Braves GM over the failed talks. I too would harbor ill feelings if the second best package meant i had to take riff-raff like Garrett Olsen and Sean Marshall. Still, perhaps Towers should make one last phone call to Wren, since the Braves just signed Furcal. This signing allows Wren to trade one of Yunel Escobar or Kelly Johnson.

    • A.D. says:

      Or they move Escobar (or Furcal) to 2B, and put Johnson in the OF. Not that Johnson really produces at a OF level, but they need someone to play out there.

      The Braves need a bat in the OF, especially since their big OF prospects are in A & AA, and Francoeur is a question mark

      • Mike Pop says:

        I think Johnson produces fine for the outfield but you have to remember the Ludwick talk.. Might send him off for Ludwick now because that deal could still be on the table

  8. Nady Nation says:

    damn i really wanted peavy hes awesome maybe tho now we since we didnt trade melky for that old dude we culd trade melky edwar igawa veras for peavy what do you guys think i think thats a good trade for us peavy is great i like peavy

  9. matt says:

    good for the Pads. I never really understood the idea of trading one of the great young, relatively cheap pitchers to make a franchise easier to sell. To make it even more crazy they were going to trade him to the cubs who were trying to sell their franchise. If having Peavy makes it harder to sell a franchise why would the cubs be getting him???

    • It’s not that dealing Peavy would be easier for them to sell; it’s that Peavy will chew up 25% of their payroll, and escalating after next year. That’s irrational.

    • andrew says:

      I think Peavy is quite a bit overrated as it is. He had a 2.77 ERA at Petco last year and 3.70 on the road. Take that 3.70 on the road, and bring it over to the AL and we’ve got an ERA of 4.00+. He’s good, but I don’t think he’d be too much of an upgrade over Pettitte anyway.

  10. How about this: We wait for the Mets to sign Bobby Abreu to a 3/33. Then we trade them C.J. Henry in exchange for Bobby (provided they pay 80% of his salary.)

  11. Steve S says:

    Yeah those rumors are dead, and I guess we wont ever hear about trading for Santana the next time Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy or CC Sabathia have a bad start. And maybe Melky Carbera after his showing in Puerto Rico is the next Bernie Williams. Perhaps Brien Taylor wont get into a bar fight. And Steve Lombardi will say something complimentary about Brian Cashman.

  12. sean says:

    now that the Peavy rumors are dead lets get back to the outrageous “trade hideki for an all star because everyone wants our aging 4th outfielder (especially Seattle since they seem to like those Japanese players)” rumors

  13. Ryan S. says:

    What can you guys tell me about Hilligross besides the fact that he is a SS in the farm?

  14. Mike Pop says:

    I still see Peavy getting dealt by the trade deadline

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.