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Blue Jays almost traded for Jake Peavy in October

Apr 17, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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Toronto made a huge splash this offseason, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos has hinted that he was close to pulling off another big move that fell through. According to Shi Davidi of SportsNet that move would have been trading for White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy.

Peavy had a $22 million team option that the White Sox declined with a $4 million buyout on the way to re-signing him to a two-year, $29 million deal. Davidi reports that the Blue Jays would have acquired Peavy and exercised the $22 million option, but it’s unclear what the White Sox would have gotten in return.

Peavy admitted to Davidi that he “did hear rumblings from different people” at the time and “knew there was stuff going on and I knew it was between two teams.” Instead the Blue Jays went on to make their blockbuster trade with the Marlins and snag R.A. Dickey from the Mets, and Peavy has a 3.93 ERA and 24/1 K/BB ratio through three starts for the White Sox.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 17, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    AA did say that prior to the Miami trade he had been working on a different blockbuster that had fallen through. As he has traded with Chicago before, it is quite possible that he was after Peavey.

  2. ltzep75 - Apr 17, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    “You want Peavy? Ok, I’m not going to fold so easily this time. We’re going to need…Adam Lind.”

    • tuberippin - Apr 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      I think the “struggling power-hitting 1B/DH named Adam in the decline phase of his career” is an area that the White Sox have 100% covered.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Peavy would have been a much better pickup then any pitcher they got in the marlins deal

  4. badintent - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    “Sometimes the best moves you make are the ones you don’t” . A former Knick GM was saying this about offers for Willis Reed and Dave Debusshere. 1970 World Champs.Best team ever.

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