Monday, August 3, 2009

Peavy to White Sox

A long weekend, which started off with the surpirse deal of Cy Young winner (and heart & soul of the Padres) Jake Peavy being dealt to the White Sox for 4 minor leaguers.

As of this writing (and lots of internet "ink" has already been spent on the topic), Clayton Richard threw a no decision against Milwaukee on Saturday night, and looked OK in his first start (5 2/3, 1 ER).

I agonized over what to write regarding. I'll keep it short, since it's time late, but here it is:

The Padres should be professionally embarassed they had to deal Peavy.

Yes, the financial situation changed on the team (Moores' divorce acrimony notwithstanding). However, they promised to pay Peavy like the elite pitcher he was, and they couldn't. Not to mention they spent most of the last 9 months (a) openly shopping him, and (b) behind the scenes trying to talk him into 'taking one for the team'. I'm glad Jake told them to stick it in May, because it made the whole front office look stupid.

I also understand why he said F*** it last week and left. At least the White Sox are trying to win. Who wants to hang around where you're not wanted?

Good luck to Jake in Chicago. Hopefully he'll be healthy enough to pitch and contribute, get into the playoffs, and make a deep run.

Then today Gaslamp Ball reports Gonzo might have been traded to Seattle in a 3-team deal involving Boston and Felix Hernandez.

Bleech.

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