Showing posts with label jake peavy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jake peavy. Show all posts

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kevin Towers Shoots Self Again In Foot

The Padres have failed to find a match with the Cubs and now that possible trade is dead to. The Braves have no interest in Peavy now either.

They really want to get his contract off the payroll so they`re probably going to have to settle for a lesser package for Peavy. I still don't see the Yankees getting involved. Especially if they give up anything of value in this Cameron trade.

I think he`s going to end up with the Brewers. This Cameron trade would clear them of 10 million to spend and help them afford Peavy. They need somebody to replace Sabathia/Sheets and Peavy is the best available guy for that. The Angels could also get involved if they think Texiera is a lost cause.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Where will Peavy Go?

The potential Peavy to the Cubs trade is "on life support." It looks like Kevin Towers has done exactly what Bill Ryan did last year with Johan Santana. After alienating the Braves and now possibly the Cubs, the Padres are kind of screwed.

For them to go into the year with Peavy still on the roster would be an awkward situation for them. Since he has a long time left on his contract, its possible but they won't want to give him a chance to lower his trade value.

Call me crazy, but I think we may see the Brewers jump in on this. They`re probably going to lose their two aces and Peavy may be the perfect guy for them with his below market deal. The Angels may also be a good trade partner, especially if they lose out on both Texiera and Sabathia. It still don't see the Yankees getting involved unless they lose out on Sabathia. However, if his price changes, or Lowe proves to be to expensive, then you never know.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Third Peavy Team?

The latest rumor in the Jake Peavy sweapstakes is that Kevin Towers has found a third team to work with the Cubs and Padres on the Peavy trade. This probably isn't true, and if you`re not interested in pointless speculation on pointless speculation you should probably skip this post, on the other hand you then probably have no interest in the Hot Stove either.

Earlier I suggested Derrek Lee as an attractive trade option. Now we know that the Cubs are looking for ML ready pitching prospects. They also seem willing to deal Lee. Maybe Kennedy/Aceves+Coke+Matsui would get it done with the Yankees eating some of Matsui's salary for 2009. Then they send Kennedy/Aceves and Coke along with all the other prospects which were rumored for Peavy. Matsui can fill the void Lee would leave to some extent. Lee is an excellent first baseman as well as a good hitter. Then Swisher can move to LF or RF where he is excellent. If they want they can get into the Dunn/Texiera/Ramirez bidding as well and have Swisher and Damon split time in center.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cash and Towers Talking

The Peavy rumors are starting to heat up again with the Braves out of it. The Yanks and Padres are discussing him. I don't see it happening unless they fail to get Sabathia. Even if they have lowered their demands it would decimate their farm.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Peavy to Braves-Dead

The Braves have informed the Padres that they will be moving on and are looking for other pitchers. A. J. Burnett and the Braves are rumored to have mutual interest as well. As the Yankees may have interest in both of these pitchers, I thought I`d mention it. The Cubs still have interest in Peavy


The Padres have been largely unsuccesful in working out a trade with the Cubs or Braves as has been strongly rumored. This puts the Angels and Yankees back into the mix. Now night Tower's demands be lowered to something more reasonable?

David Pinto suggests a trade of Igawa, Kennedy, and an outfielder for Peavy. I`d be shocked if that happened. However, if that outfielder is Jackson then it may be fairly realistic. Might Towers repeat the mistake that the Twins made with Santana last year? I`m dreaming of a rotation of Sabathia-Peavy-Wang-Mussina-Chamberlain now.....

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Rotation, and more Peavy

It turns out the Yankees are now one of the teams that Peavy would approve a trade to. i`m going to amend my position on Peavy.

The Yankees are going to need 3 new starters (considering Mussina and Pettitte new since they are not guarenteed). Pettitte looks like he`ll be back as well. So they need two new pitchers. Ideally, they would re-sign Mussina and get Sabathia. I highly doubt that happens though. Derek Lowe would be my Plan B. However, if even he doesn't come or that`s not enough I would turn to Peavy. Burnett and Sheets get hurt to much to be trusted and Ryan Dempster just isn't good.

I don't want it to happen but he`s a better choice than Burnett.

Friday, October 17, 2008

More Peavy

The Yankees really are interested in Jake Peavy after all. I have to say, I don't see this happening. We don't even know if Peavy would come to the Yankees. The Padres are looking for 2 pitchers and a centerfield prospect. Hughes+Jackson+Kennedy may be able to get it done.

If we fail to sign three of Sabathia, Lowe, Mussina, and Pettitte then I think they may have to pull the trigger on that deal, perhaps even add a bit more. Pettitte looks like he`s coming back so they need two of Sabathia, Lowe, and Mussina now.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Adrian Gonzalez

Pete Caldera believes that the Yankees are considering trading for Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez is under contract for 2009 and 2010 for a very low amount of money, he`s put up very good numbers the past two years, he`s fairly young, and is a good fielder. The numbers look good on their own, however, they are even more impressive when considering the home park he plays in. Gonzalez could be a long term solution for the Yankees. His favorable contract may also allow the Yankees to sign two free agent starters as they appear to want to. Would you give up Phil Hughes and another prospect or two for Gonzalez? Its a tough call but I think I would.

If you want to get insane then could the Yankees get both Gonzalez and Peavy in a huge mega-deal? Hughes+Cano+Montero+Kennedy+another prospect maybe? Then the Yankees would go out and sign Mike Cameron, Orlando Hudson, Casey Blake, and C.C. Sabathia or Derek Lowe. It decimates the farm but both Gonzalez and Peavy are young and relatively cheap. Keep in mind this is just rampant speculation on my part and I haven't thought this through that well.

Friday, October 10, 2008

More Peavy

Jake Peavy has said that their are only three 3 AL teams he would waive his no trade clause to play for. One of them could be the Yankees. Again, I don't think any trade would be worth it for Peavy.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Jake Peavy?

Ken Davidoff thinks Jake Peavy could be traded to the Yankees.

At first glance its exciting, but then I started thinking about what it would take to get him. Peavy is an ace who is under a relatively short contract, his salary is low considering how good he is, and he`s not a free agent for a few more years. To get Peavy it would take something like Hughes, Cano, Jackson, and Kennedy. The Yankees can't afford to make a deal like that. They have to many holes to focus all of their prospects on one guy, no matter how good. Another factor to consider is the limit on how many Type A free agents you can sign. I think this year its two.

Unless both Pettitte and Mussina re-sign and they sign a free agent starter, Hughes will probably be the Yankees 5th starter. Hughes is still the guy who was considered among the best prospects in baseball a year or two ago. Besides, trading for Peavy doesn't affect the need to sign either Sabathia or Lowe.

Cano's value is at its lowest right now. However, his potential is impossible to ignore. His contract is still favorable to the Yankees if he performs the way he should. He`s a great fielder and we all know about his hitting potential. His new batting stance may help him regain his form. If he`s traded they have no middle infield prospects who could come up any time soon to take his place. They`ll need to sign a guy like Orlando Hudson who`s old and an injury risk. Right away that`s your two Type A free agents.

Jackson is hopefully the Yankees future centerfielder. Some think he may be ready by August of 2009. I think this may be a bit optimistic. However, I do have high hopes for him. If the Yankees make this trade it also makes it very hard to make another trade for a centerfielder. Do you really want to go into the year relying 100 percent on Melky Cabrera and Brett Gardner? They would also have no other long term option in sight.

Kennedy's ceiling is still only a #3 or #4 guy. He obviously isn't ready yet either. I think he has a much better chance of succeding in the NL, particularly in Petco. He`s not a big loss for the Yankees. However, he adds depth and is a valuable trade chip.

On top of all of this you are unable to sign a guy like Adam Dunn or Manny Ramirez to help out with the LF/1B/DH mess. The Yankees only need one of Jackson/Cano/Hughes to fulfill their potential to justify not making the trade. I had the same problem with the Santana trade. In general, blockbuster trades for guys like Peavy or Santana is a mistake.