Peavy to Chicago?
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports a Chicago team is interested in Jake Peavy but it’s not the Cubs. It’s the White Sox. According to the report, Peavy met with Padres manager Bud Black late Wednesday to discuss a possible trade to the White Sox. The 2007 Cy Young award winner has a no-trade clause, and would have to give his consent.
The Cubs and Padres discussed a deal for Peavy in December, but Cubs GM Jim Hendry decided to end talks when he determined the price, in terms of personnel, was too high. Peavy’s contract will pay him $11 million this year, and he’s owed $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011, and $17 million in 2012. There is a $22 million option for 2013, with a $4 million buyout.
Peavy is 3-5 with a 3.82 ERA this year for the Padres. Starting pitching hasn’t been the Cubs problem; it’s been inconsistent hitting.
– Carrie Muskat