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Jake Peavy has his bags packed; A’s reportedly “in front”

Jul 28, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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It sounds like Jake Peavy will soon be traded.

Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the veteran right-hander packed five suitcases for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field in anticipation of being dealt to a new team at some point over the next three days. The White Sox will travel directly from Sunday’s game to Cleveland, where they will take on the Indians in a four-game series that ends August 1.

The deadline for non-waiver trades is July 31.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says the Cardinals, Orioles, Red Sox and A’s are currently talking to the White Sox — the Braves have dropped out — and Dan Hayes of hears from a White Sox source that Oakland is currently “in front.”

Peavy has a 4.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 76/17 K/BB ratio in 80 innings this season for the last-place Pale Hose. The 32-year-old is owed $14.5 million in 2014 and carries a $15 million player option for 2015.

  1. soxpower - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Whatever team Picks this Guy up and If they can Keep him healthy. will get a top 5 pitcher. 4x all star, triple crown, cy young and gg. Total beast just keep him healthy

    • missthemexpos - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      And they get a Guy who can handle road trips, at least the suitcase part for sure.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:35 PM

        He doesn’t seem to travel light.

      • Old Gator - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:15 PM

        You don’t carry your bags in the Show. Somebody carries them for you.

    • bosoxfanpeds - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      Red Sox don’t do it!!!!!! Bring in the youth and let them play…..No Rental Players……AAA and AA players are ready….Bring’em Up…..

    • Cris E - Jul 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      That’s like saying “Lay off the slider and hit the fastballs into the cheap seats.” Everyone knows Peavy is great when he’s on the field, that’s obvious, but “keep him healthy” is the hard part.

  2. spudchukar - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Who do the A’s have that intrigues Chicago?

    • soxpower - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      Great Point. Im a whitesox fan and after seeing what the cubs have been doing im a bit jealous haha. we could have had will middlebrooks and the cardinals 3rd best prospect but we decided against that. Best Prospect the A’s have is Addison Russel. Get Russel, Trade Ramirez who has no future with the team to another team get prospects. Michael Choice is playing pretty well. Sad sox have only 1 top 100 prospect.

      • tablescrappy - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

        Zero chance Addison Russell’s in the deal. No team in baseball would include him in a deal for Jake Peavy. Michael Choice is more realistic.

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:26 PM

        Man, I’m not an A’s fan and I can tell you without a doubt you’re not getting Russell. Beane isn’t giving up a SS he drafted last year 11th overall for Peavy.

      • soxpower - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:32 PM

        Idk, Jake Peavy is a Proven player and Russel isn’t proven. Maybe the A’s REALLY think this year is the year and are willing to go all in on Peavy Believe with peavy comes a ring and russel really can’t help them this year. But then again u guys could be right Beane doesn’t seem like a guy who believes in make or break.

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM

        GM’s just rarely if ever give up on a 1st round prospect after only 1 season is all. If there is an example, I can’t think of it, maybe someone else can.

      • drakosm - Jul 28, 2013 at 9:43 PM

        It wouldn’t be as quick as if Russell was traded but Trevor Bauer was the third overall pick and only lasted about a year and a half with the Diamondbacks before being traded. I still don’t think there’s a chance the A’s would give up Russell for Peavy though.

    • paperlions - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Who care’s? As long as the Cardinals don’t do something stupid to obtain a guy that hasn’t stayed healthy since 2007 for a position that is not a weakness of the team, I don’t care what happens. The Cardinals already don’t need another mid-rotation starter, and they REALLY don’t need to trade for another starter for 2014.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

        Most reporters tend to get trade speculation wrong.

      • spudchukar - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:24 PM

        Not saying I am all over the deal. Just don’t know who the A’s are dangling. Kinda hope Peavy goes to the A’s and the Cards stand pat, but I do understand Mo’s thinking. Assuming the Cards are offering Wong and Martinez (according to Bowden at ESPN), I just don’t see how the A’s have better trade material than those two.

      • paperlions - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM

        I know….just making a general comment, didn’t mean to insinuate that you were hoping, necessarily, that the Cards would get him.

        I rather doubt that the A’s are dumb enough to trade Russell…not sure who else is in their system, but I don’t really pay any attention to theirs. Because Peavy is still owed about $24M, I really don’t think his trade value is super high. He hasn’t stayed healthy for an entire year for a long time, he hasn’t been ace-like in a long time.

        I realize the trade market is thin, but being thin doesn’t make the guys in it better than they are. Peavy seems unlikely to represent a real upgrade for the Cardinals over the coarse of the 10 starts he has left….then there is the problem of what to do with him next year.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Hit the road Jake and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more.

  4. historiophiliac - Jul 28, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    My bags are packed. I’m ready to go. I’m standing here outside your door. I hate to wake you up to say goodbye, but the dawn is breaking — it’s early morn. The taxi’s waiting; he’s blowing his horn. Already I’m so lonesome, I could cry.

    • blacksables - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      So kiss me and smile for me
      Tell me that you’ll wait for me
      Hold me like you’ll never let me go
      Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
      Don’t know when I’ll be back again
      Oh babe, I hate to go

  5. spudchukar - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t the A’s always “in front”?

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      The A’s got off to a bad start today, and were down big time early. They have since taken a comfortable lead.

      • spudchukar - Jul 28, 2013 at 7:20 PM

        Don’t think you quite got my comment. But that’s OK Canadians are still great, just not always quite with it.

  6. bronco58lb - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Because every deadline thread needs one of these outrageous “throw crap against a wall”, speculative trade offers that always infuriates one side LOL

    Cardinals get: Jake Peavy, Alexi Ramirez, Addison Reed,
    White Sox get: Matt Adams, Oscar Taveras, Carlos Martinez, Kevin Siegrist

    Bring on the thumbs down!!!

    • js20011041 - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      I don’t think the White Sox could get Taveras for their entire organization. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but who in the White Sox minor league system or ML team would be worth a hitter that was the 2nd best prospect in baseball coming into the year? The White Sox don’t have a combination of players that gets that deal done. The organization is that bad right now.

    • soxpower - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      WHITE SOX ARE NOT TRADING ADDISON REED HAHAHA. If u take reed out of the equation this is a decent trade.

      • spudchukar - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:42 PM

        If the Cards were willing to trade Adams, Taveras, Martinez, and Siegrist, not only would Reed be in the equation, but Sale would have to be part of the deal too.

      • js20011041 - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        For the White Sox? Why not just ask for Shelby Miller as well. You know, just as a throw in. I’m not sure that the Cardinals pull the trigger on a trade that includes Sale, Ramirez, and Reed for Taveras alone, let alone that package. Tavares is that valuable. He’s potentially a slightly lesser version of Cabrera’s combination of hit tool and power, just for the league minimum for the first three years and well below market value for the three years after that. That type of talent for that price is incredibly valuable.

      • paperlions - Jul 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

        Plus, the Cardinals are awash in young power arms, as well as a bunch of “pitchability” guys that seem to be able to get guys out without throwing 95 MPH….what they do not have a lot of….power hitting prospects. Why weaken the weakest part of the organization to strength an area that is already crazy strong? That’s just bad asset management.

  7. soxpower - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    How about Chris Sale for everyone on the Astros?

  8. pisano - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    God I’m hoping to see Phil Hughes, and Joba in the headlines before the trade deadline.

    • spudchukar - Jul 28, 2013 at 6:51 PM

      They may get moved, but the transaction won’t be front page news.

  9. amorrison541 - Jul 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Kenny Williams was in Stockton Sunday scouting Michael Iona

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