Giants, Red Sox Near Jake Peavy Deal

10:06am: The Red Sox are “close” to trading Peavy to the Giants, Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report (via Twitter), although there are still details to be ironed out before the deal is done.

9:58am: Yesterday, the Red Sox and Giants were in the midst of serious talks regarding Peavy, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets. The Giants don’t have much starting pitching depth right now and currently have Yusmeiro Petit in the rotation in place of the injured Matt Cain. Also, Peavy and Giants manager Bruce Bochy worked together when they both were with the Padres.

9:33am: The Red Sox are “close” to trading starting pitcher Jake Peavy to an unknown National League team, Jen Royle of the Boston Herald tweets. (She notes, however, that “[l]ots of things need to happens before this gets done.”) That NL team is not the Cardinals, who have lately been connected to Peavy. (The Red Sox had reportedly been scouting the Cardinals’ system in case Peavy trade discussions advanced.) The Braves have also reportedly been involved in Peavy trade talks, and Royle guesses that the Giants or Brewers could also be possibilities.

Peavy has a 4.72 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 124 innings this season. He is making $14.5MM this season before heading to free agency this winter.


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34 Comments on "Giants, Red Sox Near Jake Peavy Deal"


eedwards027
1 year 1 month ago

Pirates?

EarlyMorningBoxscore
1 year 1 month ago

Good. As much as I like Peavy the person, he was not great this year. Time to move on and bring up Workman/Webster/Ranaudo. I assume it’ll be Workman, though.

1 year 1 month ago

Agreed.

ray_derek
1 year 1 month ago

Never been a Peavy fan, always been overrated.

Karkat
1 year 1 month ago

He had a great run from 04 to 08 before he got hurt, though

Victoria Roberts
1 year 1 month ago

Great, can we move him before his next start? No way he beats Archer.

Ben Dover
1 year 1 month ago

Please not the Braves. Please Wren not the Braves.

biffsniff
1 year 1 month ago

Ben Dover, you wouldn’t happen to be related to Eileen Dover?

Ben Dover
1 year 1 month ago

Cousins. Her father Skip Dover is my uncle.

Gnotorious
1 year 1 month ago

Peavy for BJ would be fine by me. Braves eat some extra cash or throw in a prospect for Andrew Miller.

1 year 1 month ago

Not a chance of that happening.

Gnotorious
1 year 1 month ago

don’t be so sure. There was some discussion between the two teams last week about BJ.

Gnotorious
1 year 1 month ago

welp, I guess not. The Giants got him. BJ could still be going to the Sox before the deadline though.

1 year 1 month ago

Did it involve laughter?

Joe
1 year 1 month ago

I bet its the Giants, they would rather have Peavy start against the Dodgers than Yusmeiro Petit

Daniel1216
1 year 1 month ago

Marlins have been looking for a veteran starter maybe him?

1 year 1 month ago

Thanks for somewhat helping with the ring Peavy!

bigbadjohnny
1 year 1 month ago

if Peavy heads to the Giants, he will be a plus in the post season.

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

He has been in the playoffs 3 times in his career. In 2005 he had a 16.62 ERA and was 0-1. In 2006 he was 0-1 with a 8.44 ERA and last year was 0-1 with a 9.03 ERA in the playoffs. Other interesting facts: 1) he averages 4 and two thirds per post season outing 2) he averages giving up 4.6 earned runs in those 4 and two thirds 3) he averages 7 hits in those 4 2/3 with 4) 2.6 strikeouts in those 4 2/3 to 1.6 walks

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

so would a bag of peanuts get the deal done now? Or do you this that the Giants would be offering less?

1 year 1 month ago

For the other team.

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

Peavy to the cards for randal grichuk… sox eat the remainder of his salary for this season and 5 of the 15 million if he accepts his player option next year

1 year 1 month ago

Any idea who the Red Sox are getting in return?

Zummies
1 year 1 month ago

Speaking of “surly.”

1 year 1 month ago

He was pretty good in August when the division was hardly locked down. He might not have been good in the playoffs, but he did contribute.

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

4-1 4.04 is good? the ERA is what you really need to look at here as the sox averaged the most runs per game in baseball last year at about 4.5 runs/ game. The giants dont exactly have that quality of an offense.

1 year 1 month ago

For a #4 starter, a 4.04 ERA is not bad, but that’s also not what I said.

The ERA is what you need to look at if you want to bash his contribution. Peavy was great in August. His 4.04 ERA was the result of a few bad starts late in September.

1 year 1 month ago

For a #4 starter, a 4.04 ERA is not bad, but that’s also not what I said.

The ERA is what you need to look at if you want to bash his contribution. Peavy was great in August. His 4.04 ERA was the result of a few bad starts late in September.

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

they could do better than a 4.04 for their 4th starter

1 year 1 month ago

I’m not really sure what you’re trying to do here. I’m not disagreeing with you, but there’s more to Peavy than that number.

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

I get it man. It is just that sure you deal for a guy that can help you get there, but for his salary you can get the same thing cheaper and a guy that could be a bit better in the post season. in other words, if i was going to trade for a guy, i would want a guy to not just get me there but help me in the playoffs too and for the salary and the return thge sox would want in order to eat money, it is just not worth it.

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

for the team receiving Peavy that is.

1 year 1 month ago

The Sox traded for Peavy knowing they weren’t getting Cy Young Peavy. He gave them a month and a half of good starts. #4 starters are a gamble in the postseason. But the Sox won so who cares?

123Redsox
1 year 1 month ago

I know. I am as happy as the next guy that they won but when you deal for a guy, deal with the purpose of winning it all, not just to get there. I didn’t like the Peavy deal last year and I still don’t. He has given up the most homeruns in baseball this year. He is 5-15 with the sox in the regular season between this year and last year and he is 41st of 44 american league starting pitchers this year in era this year.