Thursday, May 21, 2009

White Sox May Land Peavy

Top Blogs There's a chance Jake Peavy might be coming to Chicago after all. On Wednesday, Pevey met with Padres' manager Bud Black and team officials concerning a possible trade to the Chicago White Sox. Since a no-trade clause exists on Peavy's contract, he must first waive the clause. Two possible players who would be dealt to the Padres in exchange for Peavy would be Clayton Richard and first round draft pick Aaron Poreda.
Rumors abound as to Peavy's hesitation in facing American League line-ups. Former Padres teammate and current Sox reliever, Scott Linebrink spoke to Peavy by telephone Wendesday and fielded questions about the White Sox. Linbrink told ESPN 1000's Waddle and Silvey that Peavy has no problem coming to an American League team and that right now he has a 50% chance of wearing a Sox uniform. Peavy's next scheduled start is Friday against the Cubs in San Diego.

Enzo's Eyes: Even if Peavy doesn't move to the Southside, at least I know my GM is out there looking to shake things up. This is a deal that fell right through the lap of Cub's GM Jim Hendry. If the Sox land Peavy, Hendry might as well leave town.