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Meanwhile, the Red Sox now are considerably better positioned for both this season and next as a result of Peavy's arrival. The 32-year-old represents a solid mid-rotation starter who, in 80 innings this year, was 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA along with an impressive strikeout rate (8.6 per nine innings) and a very modest walk rate (1.9 per nine). That performance follows an 11-12 campaign in which Peavy had a 3.37 ERA with 8.0 strikeouts and 2.0 walks per nine in 219 innings with Chicago.
"We’re really excited to bring Jake here," said GM Ben Cherington. "He’s obviously a proven major league starter. He’s had a ton of success in his career. And I think if there’s one thing we wanted to do if we could pull it off is to add a starting pitcher. As we looked at the next two months, we’re in position to compete for a playoff spot and we just felt like adding a starting pitcher was probably the most important thing we could do to protect our chances to do that. We’ve been on the phone talking to a lot of teams over the last several weeks, but it’s picked up over the last several days about all the starting pitching alternatives out there. It just came together that this was the deal we thought made the most sense."
WEEI: Right player, right price
After having a night to sleep on it and putting all emotions aside about Jose Iglesias: this trade is a steal for the Sox. The full details finally came out and the three Single A prospects they sent to Chicago are all far too young to see how they will pan out.
Iglesias himself is stellar defensively but the odds of him replicating his offensive production in the first half of the season are slim. He's perfectly suited for a team like Detroit that already has plenty of offensive firepower AND be able to cover some ground over the third base side since Miguel Cabrera isn't exactly a wizard with the glove.
Peavy gives the Sox some flexibility that they desperately needed. Brandon Workman has been a solid guy over the past three starts and he finally for his first career Major League win last night. He's probably heading to the bullpen once Clay Buchholz returns and would be a solid addition there. He'll also be the break case of emergency guy just in case anyone else gets hurt, which is A-OK.
It's unlikely that the Sox will make any other moves today but until the clock hits 4 PM, we won't know for sure.
Globe: Sox acquire Peavy | Sox needed Peavy to match Rays | The many side effects of trade | Herald: Sox land Peavy, send Iglesias to Tigers | Workman gets first win | Peavy instant upgrade for Sox | It's Young on younger CSNNE: Re-arming | Sox hope Villareal will eventually bolster 'pen | Nothing imminent on potential Young deal | Cherington: Peavy 'the right fit for us' | WEEI: Cherington talks Peavy deal, possible trades | Holt to replace Iglesias for time being | Workman shines again
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MLive.com’s Chris Iott posted a video highlight package of newly acquired Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox.
Even though it is just a short set of clips, it is clear Iglesias is an upgrade from Jhonny Peralta in range, quickness and playmaking ability. Many times throughout the package it looks like Iglesias will have to eat the ball, but is able to...
Just when everyone thought the Tigers were done, they pulled a shocker and landed young star shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Red Sox. The acquisition came at a steep price though, as the Tigers gave up one of their top prospects in outfielder Avisail Garcia.
Jose Iglesias, traded to the Tigers Tuesday, tweeted out his farewell to Fenway today.
A big thank you to the @RedSox organization and all of #RedSoxNation for all the love and support these first years of my career. Los amo!
— Jose Iglesias (@JoseIglesias_SS) August 1, 2013
The Red Sox will host Iglesias and the Tigers for a three-game series beginning...
BOSTON — Brandon Workman has done enough to stick around the majors. He’ll have a new role moving forward, though.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game that Workman will join the club’s bullpen, and that he will likely be available Saturday at the earliest after starting Tuesday’s game against the Mariners.
The Red Sox’ acquisition of starter Jake...
Young And Restless? (AP Photo)In a complete contradiction of what Red Sox GM Ben Cherington told the media last night, it appears that Boston may be back on track for acquiring third baseman Michael Young. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Young has backtracked on his position that he only wanted to be traded to the Rangers. This morning, he says he would accept a deal to...
With Jhonny Peralta apparently headed for a lengthy suspension in the Biogenesis case, the Detroit Tigers reportedly acquired Boston infielder Jose Iglesias in a three-team trade on Tuesday night. The move, reported by several national baseball writers, will send Detroit outfield prospect Avisail Garcia to the White Sox, bring Iglesais to Detroit and move Jake Peavy to Boston.
After falling out of first place in the AL East for the second time in the course of a week, the Red Sox do get some schedule relief in the coming days and weeks. Beginning Tuesday, Boston plays 13 of its next 16 games against teams at or below .500.
On Tuesday, the Red Sox begin a three-game home set against the Seattle Mariners, a team whose best hitter in 2013 has been the 41...
A busy sports day in Detroit just got a busier as fans learned a valuable lesson of NEVER trusting what a general manager has to say.
Hours after Dave Dombrowski made it look as though Detroit wasn’t on the verge of any blockbuster deals or addressing an impending short stop dilemma, the Tigers did a total 180. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Tigers sent outfielder...
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.
I’m sure I’m not the only baseball fan that feels this way, but the trade deadline is almost like Christmas in July (if you practice Christmas…insert your own personal holiday of choice if you don’t). Rumors are flying like crazy, and if your team is lucky, they get a new gift.
So far, there have been some big deals, some little deals, and some that haven’t happened. ...
Monday: Tampa Bay Rays 3, Boston Red Sox, 0 Win: Matt Moore (14-3) Loss: Brandon Workman (0-1) In a pivotal series for both clubs, both teams knew that they had to be on their A-game if they wanted to claim American League East supremacy. In this edition of what has become a very competitive rivalry over the last few years, Rays starting...