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Per multiple reports, the White Sox have elected to scratch Jake Peavy from tonight’s start in Cleveland and will instead start Andre Rienzo.
Rienzo has been dominant in AAA recently, even tossing a no-hitter. He will also make history tonight, as he’ll be the first Brazilian player to pitch in the MLB.
However, that’s hardly the story with this piece of news...
Peavy being scratched would usually mean the White Sox are about to trade him. While that certainly could happen, Rick Hahn said last night that the Sox were planning to keep Peavy and Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune notes that starting Rienzo gives them “a chance to evaluate him on the major league stage.”
Hahn’s comments could be just a smokescreen and a ploy to drive up the offers of teams. While the old saying goes “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” it’s hard to buy for a second that the Sox are planning to keep Peavy based on the team’s recent actions. Why did he clean out his locker and pack five suitcases after the end of the Royals series?
Also, unless the team’s planning to pitch Rienzo in a relief role, it doesn’t make much sense to scratch Peavy for the sole purpose of watching Rienzo pitch one time. That would start his arbitration clock, and losing a year of control to watch him make one start just doesn’t seem like a wise move. Rienzo’s already 25, but if he turns out to be an effective MLB pitcher, you obviously want to have him under team control for as long as possible. Because the clock starts the day you are called up, the Sox probably want to wait to call him up until they know he will actually play a role for a long period of time.
So really, while rumors of Peavy staying and leaving are abundant, this move probably signals that the Sox are trying to trade him within the next day and a half. Keep an eye out on twitter and websites like www.mlbtraderumors.com for the latest on transactions in the works.
And, of course, we have you covered here at Grab Some Bench.
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The Red Sox front office is smart. They have a significant amount of resources, and they use them well. In the trade announced late Tuesday night, in which they sent Jose Iglesias to Detroit in a three-way deal for Jake Peavy, Boston used those resources well.
Within a very deep farm system, the Red Sox have a strength at shortstop. Jose Iglesias was producing well in...
UPDATE: Multiple writers are reporting the Diamondbacks are not yet over Peavy. It almost seems as though they’ve re-entered the race late and are the one team the Peavy news is now revolving around.
Despite many rumors and counter rumors in the last few weeks, Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting the Diamondbacks are “no longer” in the Jake Peavy sweepstakes.
Jake Peavy has been on the trade block and it looks like the White Sox have finally dealt him. See who is involved in the deal.
The Red Sox have announced a three-team trade with the Tigers and White Sox that will send right-handers Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal to Boston and shortstop Jose Iglesias to Detroit. The White Sox will receive outfield prospect Avisail Garcia as well as minor league right handers J.B. Wendelken and Francellis Montas and shortstop Cleuluis Rondon. - MLBTradeRumorsThis is...
As the deadline nears we knew the Red Sox had to make a move to bolster their rotation as the uncertainity with Clay Buchholz moving forward. The Red Sox struck gold by adding Jake Peavy from the Whitesox in a three team deal which also included the Detroit Tigers. Peavy is signed through the 2014 season and will make 14.5 million for that season. Some inital notes is there will...
Jake Peavy seems destined to be traded prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. While Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston and others have all been mentioned as landing locations for the right hander the Oakland Athletics are now seen as the favorites to land him.
Multiple sources have speculated that the Athletics are close to acquiring Peavy from the Chicago White Sox.
While the A’s are...
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The Boston Red Sox made a move to acquire former Cy Young winner Jake Peavy at the trade deadline–a starter who has seen his better days. The question remains as to Peavy’s ability to replicate the productive season he had in 2012.
In a three team deal that involved the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers, Boston gave up the favorite for American League Rookie...
So much for Chicago building around Peavy.
After scratching him from tonight's game, the Chicago White Sox send Jake Peavy to Boston in a three-team deal. In return, they recieve outfield prospect Avisail Garcia from the Tigers. Detroit also sends reliever Brayan Villareval to Boston and they recieve Jose Iglesias from Boston. Details of a completed deal has been initally reported...
July 31st Daily Notes: Jake Peavy Traded to Boston:
Now former Chicago White Sox starting pitcher, Jake Peavy, was traded to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday in a three-team trade involving the Detroit Tigers as well. This trade is an excellent deal for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, as they are both adding excellent young players. The Detroit Tigers have acquired shortstop...
The Boston Red Sox have acquired starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal involving the Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox sent infielder Jose Iglesias to Detroit in the deal while Chicago received Detroit’s top prospect, Avisail Garcia. Peavy on the season, was 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA for the [...]
Jake Peavy to Red Sox-Jose Iglesias to Tigers-Avisail Garcia to White Sox
Jake Peavy was finally dealt Tuesday night (pending medicals). Boston is obviously worried about their rotation depth, due to Clay Bucholz’s current ailments. Peavy hasn’t been as effective this season as he was earlier in his career and he always carries an injury risk. With that being said, Peavy’s...
CSN Chicago is reporting that Jake Peavy was pulled from his start tonight with the Chicago White Sox. It doesn't necessarily mean that he is coming to Boston, but we can't rule that out yet.
Also, the Sox are still the biggest player in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes. We already know Bogaerts won't be dealt and no other names have been thrown out in the talks.
Over the weekend, professional rumor starters, a.k.a. reporters, said that the A’s had emerged as the front runners in a field that includes other postseason hopefuls, the Red Sox, Orioles, Dodgers and Cardinals, to land Jake Peavy, one of the top starting pitchers on this year’s trade market.
It makes sense for the A’s—adding a veteran pitcher to the rotation, that is....
So, the Phillies blew an opportunity. The Boston Red Sox, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, gave acquired starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. Heyman says that shortstop Jose Iglesias is included in the deal. This could mean highly touted prospect Xander Bogaerts will be called up...
The Detroit Tigers guarded against the expected suspension of their
shortstop, Jhonny Peralta, by adding a gifted young replacement,
Jose Iglesias. Call it the Jake Peavy trade. Or call it Biogenesis
Trade I. Biogenesis Trade II is expected Wednesday.