So that should wrap up the Peavy rumors

Joe Gordon and the Hall of Fame
Some fuzzy math with the Yanks payroll

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.

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  • jsbrendog

    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

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      GET OUT HERE, YOU STUPID PANDA JERK!

      • Mike Pop

        Great story. Compelling and rich

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I’m Ron Burgundy???

  • A.D.

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

  • Ryan S.

    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.

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

    • A.D.

      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

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

  • TurnTwo

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

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    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?

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      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.

      Xavier Nady, Juan Miranda, Abe Almonte, and Mitch Hilligoss for Roy Halladay.

      Book it.

      • AndrewYF

        If the Yankees weren’t going to include Hilligoss in the Santana trade, they’re not going to trade him for Roy Halladay.

      • Nady Nation

        Nah, we need Miranda for our bench. Throw in Eric Duncan instead

      • Mike Pop

        They might have to throw in Scuataro.. Thats our utility man

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        If we’re giving up Miranda and Hilligoss, I want Halladay AND Snider back.

        • Mike Pop

          I mean we are setting them up for the future

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You have all given me valid criticism. Allow me to restate my case:

        Xavier Nady, Abe Almonte, Eric Duncan, Steven Jackson and Marcos Vechionacci for Marco Scutaro, Travis Snider, Roy Halladay…

        FOR THE 8TH INNING.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          BUT THAT’S JOBA’S ROLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alan

    WHY DIDN’T WE TRADE IPK, MELKY FOR PEAVY WHEN WE HAD THE CHANCE!!! CASHMAN IS TEH TERRIBLE!!11!1!!1!1!!1!1!!!ELEVENTY!!!!1!1!!

  • Reggie C.

    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.

      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

        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

  • Nady Nation

    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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It would have been so much better if you spelled it “peavey.”

    • Mike Pop

      i like peavy alot give up hughes for him anyday i like peavy dont you guys like peavy i give peavy updates and say i like peavy and hes the best peavy is the best

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        oh man dude why you guys making fun of me thats not cool i just think that guys awesome knock it off

    • steve (different one)

      awesome.

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

      LMAO

  • matt

    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???

    • http://itsaboutthemoney.blogspot.com Jason @ IIATMS

      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

      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.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    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.)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      You think Calipari would be down for that?

      • MF

        Now that Xavier is signed, I think Calipari would be fine with that.

        • Mike Pop

          Xavier is going to be real good

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You think Calipari would be down for that?

        Fuck Calipari… WE ARE TEH YANKEES!!!1!11!!!1!1!11!!!

  • Steve S

    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.

    • Ryan S.

      And Mike Lupica gets laid.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      “And Steve Lombardi will say something complimentary about Brian Cashman.”

      That will never, ever happen. We could rattle off five straight World Series and he’d still bash Cashman.

      • Steve S

        okay, Arod will be seen with young attractive women like Jeter.

        • Steve S

          Not to say Jeter is a young attractive woman, rather that Jeter hangs out with young attractive women.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That will never, ever happen. We could rattle off five straight World Series and he’d still bash Cashman.

        “Oh, sure, they’ve broken a new record by sweeping every series every year and winning 60 straight playoff games in a row, but remember how awful Nick Swisher looked back in that August game against the Royals? Greinke struck him out four times!!! Cashman is an idiot for that trade, it destroyed the clubhouse chemistry.”

  • sean

    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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      No no no, it’s:

      lets trade matsui to seattle for a high upside position prospect because we dont have any and thats what we need

      • A.D.

        and because Seattle has all those redic prospects they want to give away

        • Chris

          it worked for the Orioles, why wouldn’t it work for us?

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

      you think theyd give up felix if we ate some of hidekis contract?

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Yeah, like, what if we told them if they give us Felix and we give them Matsui, but we’ll pay for 800% of Hideki’s contract?

        That’s gotta be intriguing, no?

  • Ryan S.

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

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

      i think hes a 3b, i could be wrong

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He took a major step back last year, couldn’t hit to save his life in High-A. He’s a shortstop in name only, he’s really more of a utility guy.

    • Ryan S.

      Who is our current best internal option to either be a utility player that can be play the middle infield or replace Jeter in case he goes on the DL or needs some days off?

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

        my guess would be cody ransom

        • Ryan S.

          Ransom can play SS?

          • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

            well… you asked for “best internal option” … so yes he would be the guy… hes passable at SS to give jeter a few days off

            i would have to imagine out of all the internal options, ransom would be the guy if jeter needed 3 or 4 days off

          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

            Sure, he’s been a SS his entire life and played there for SWB last year.

          • Ryan S.

            Good to know, thanks for the intel. I thought Ransom was more of a corner IF type guy for some reason. Since that isn’t the case, I’d be happy enough to start the season with Ransom.

      • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

        chris basak could be another choice, although i think most ppl believe ransom is the better player

    • Reggie C.

      Hilligoss was a .330 hitter in SS ball. Apparently, success at SS ball isn’t an indicator of success at higher levels.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Blasphemy!

  • Mike Pop

    I still see Peavy getting dealt by the trade deadline

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=mlb&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

      they have a strict bottom line… i think its just posturing and theres a decent chance he gets dealt before the season