Found July 21, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The names that are dominating the starting pitching trade market right now are Matt Garza, Bud Norris and Ervin Santana, but another pitcher right now that is available is drawing a healthy amount of interest and some in the league believe he is the most valuable of the bunch. White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy is drawing interest from the Giants, Red Sox, Nationals, Rockies and others. The Diamondbacks, who were rumored to be interested in Peavy, are not in on him anymore, as the price for him is too high.   Peavy isn't likely be traded soon, as he is just coming off of an injury and teams will want to see him make a few starts before they start aggressively pursuing him. In his first start since coming off the DL, Peavy looked 'sharp' and 'solid,' as he pitched 6 solid innings. The Red Sox, who are interested in Peavy, won't know their level of interest until Clay Buccholz gets a review from Dr. James Andrews. If he is not close to returning, the Red Sox pursuit of Peavy would "just get a little more important," a source told Evan Drellich of Mass Live. An interesting tidbit of information here from Jon Heyman of CBS after he polled GM's and Assistant GM's: "Garza is hot and has a contract that comes off the books after the year. However, a quick, unscientific and small texting survey of GMs and assistant GMs revealed they favor Peavy even though Peavy isn't as hot (in fact, he hasn't pitched since June 4 due to a fractured left rib) and has a contract through 2014 that pays him $14.5 million next year." Here is one GM's response to Jon Heyman after being asked about Peavy and Garza: "Peavy has been better than Garza except for lately and he has done it in a hitter's park in the American League,'' one NL general manager said, summing up the feelings of many. "Garza's better for 2013, but I think Peavy has more overall value. Peavy was really good early until he got hurt.'' Peavy will likely be traded, but likely not until he makes his next start. Expect his market to go up and his price to go up. Peavy, on the year, is 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA and a 69/15 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Peavy, in his career, has battled injuries, but has been a very effective pitcher, when healthy. If Peavy can have another good start before the deadline, he could become one of the most coveted pitcher on the market.  Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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