Found July 31, 2013 on
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers
So the Red Sox were active last night, pulling off a three-team, seven-player deal involving the White Sox and Tigers that, at its core, saw Jake Peavy coming to Boston and Jose Iglesias shipping to Detroit. The details are complex and, frankly, exhausting, so I’ll just point you to the official team press release.
A lot of folks seem to not like this deal, fearing that we’re sacrificing more promising young talent for a pitcher who may or may not bring any value through the home stretch. It’s always a consideration, and ever since we dropped Jeff Bagwell for Larry Andersen, it’s something we perhaps pay more attention to than we should. We didn’t give up anything of substance when we acquired Erik Bedard in 2011 (sorry, Stephen Fife fans); it’s safe to say we didn’t get that much in return. But to get Peavy, we’re giving up a guy who has become something of a fan favorite in a short time, sparking the “Play Jose” campaign earlier this season as Middlebrooks struggled, not to mention a valuable defensive asset.
But here’s the thing: as Brad Pitt told us in Moneyball, you don’t know. You just don’t know how a player is going to turn out, no matter how promising. You don’t know if they’re built for the long haul or set to spiral after just a couple years. Are the couple months we’ve seen from Iglesias a bellwether for the rest of the year? Maybe, maybe not. It’s all a betting game.
Getting Peavy (and I honestly can’t wait for the first “Peaved by Peavy” headline) gives the Red Sox more options down the stretch. For one thing, he’s a proven starter who can provide a bit more stability in the rotation than relying on Brandon Workman. If Buchholz comes back — and I’m glancing up to heaven as I type this — it gives us one of the more formidable rotations in the East, if not the entire AL. Assuming everyone holds it together, I’d gladly go to war with Clay, Lackey, Lester, Peavy and Dempster in my camp.
It also allows them to use Workman in another capacity. The guy had a pretty solid start last night against the Mariners. Adding him to the bullpen, using him in key situations and building on that confidence could pay dividends as we hurtle toward October.
Are there risks? F$%, man, we take a risk every time we cross the street. But the Sox see our shortstop of the future in Xander Bogearts and an immediate need for competent starting pitching. So, good deal from my perspective.
There may still be more moves to come. Right now, Brock Holt has been tagged as at least a temporary replacement for Iglesias in the infield. But don’t count on anything until the trade deadline has officially passed.
The post Hopefully the Last Time We Hear “Jake Peavy” and “Three-way” in the Same Sentence appeared first on Surviving Grady.
BEST OF MAXIM
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 has pitched in the major leagues for more than a decade, but he has just two playoff starts to show for it.
Peavy has spent his entire career pitching for middling clubs in San Diego and Chicago, and he expressed his excitement about being a part of a pennant race during an interview with Tom Caron and Tim Wakefield on Red Sox First Pitch.
It’s not just success on...
USA Today Sports
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...
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 [...]
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....
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...
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 Battle of the Sox drawer just got more interesting
We all knew that this trade was possible but it has hit like a ton of bricks. Jake Peavy is changing his Sox color from WHITE to RED, In a three team, seven player trade, Jake is off to the Boston Red Sox. It is a little confusing so I will try my best here to wade through all the information.
Jake is off to the Boston Red...
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.