Originally posted on FenwayNation  |  Last updated 7/31/13
by Larry Shiman, FN BoardThere is pretty strong consensus on last night's trade that it was a good deal for the Red Sox. They needed pitching, and gave up someone that—while talented—is probably expendable. I agree with all of that. A few things need to be said, however:First, it's pretty pointless to consider Peavy's career numbers, or his Cy Young Award, when talking about the trade. We get Peavy's future, not his past. The 2007 version of Jake Peavy isn't walking through that door.The current version of Jake Peavy is pretty damn good. Last year he pitched 219 innings, more than any Red Sox pitcher in 8 years (guess the last Sox pitcher to throw that many innings—answer later). Terrific ERA, strikeout to walk ratio, opponent batting average, the works. He was doing ti all over again this year, with an ERA below 3, until he got hurt at the end of May.I don't think Jose Iglesias is an All-Star for years to come. I don't care how many singles he had early in the year, he's not a hitter.
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