Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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The Red Sox’ starting rotation isn’t the same without Clay Buchholz. But it’s nothing to sneeze at either and the Red Sox have to keep that in mind while scouring a thin trade market. Jake Peavy has replaced Matt Garza who was dealt to the Rangers as the most talked about pitcher on the trade market and the Red Sox have been at the forefront of the deadline chatter. Peavy would almost certainly boost the Red Sox’ pitching staff especially with Buchholz still sidelined but dealing for the veteran right-hander only makes sense if the price is reasonable in terms of prospects. There’s no denying that Peavy is an effective big league pitcher when healthy. The problem is that health hasn’t always been a guarantee. In fact it’s been quite the opposite. Peavy started 32 games in 2012 — and was named an All-Star — but he failed to notch 20 starts in any of the previous three seasons. He also missed time this year because of a fractured rib so although he’s healthy now there are inevitably...
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