On the table: What about Peavy?

Peavy: Would cost more than a few legs to get that arm.

Peavy: Would cost more than a few legs to get that arm.

I know, I know. Jake Peavy is available. But, the Padres don’t have to trade him. That means he’ll cost a whole lot more. Daniel Murphy, as much as I like him, would probably be included.

Murphy, F-Mart and Jon Niese, and throw in Aaron Heilman, might get it done. That’s a lot, but I’d have to do that deal.

12 thoughts on “On the table: What about Peavy?

  1. I don’t think he wants to come here, the Pads want 2 starters and a CF.

    Sadly, I think he goes to Atlanta.

  2. First of all Peavy is from the south and wants to go to a team in that general region and second of all the Mets don’t have the players San Diego is looking for so forget Peavy, it isn’t going to happen.

  3. I posted this yesterday — will rpeayt it here since it is on topic:

    According to Dan Graziano of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Yankees have had preliminary discussions with the Padres about Jake Peavy. Peavy was apparently a hot topic at the Yankees’ organizational meetings. Peavy’s agent hinted he might accept a trade to the Yankees, but he does prefer the NL.

    Peavy’s preferred cities are Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. Despite that, Graziano says the Mets have interest. The Padres are aggressively shopping Peavy, seeking two young pitchers and a near MLB-ready center fielder.

    Buster Olney has more. Peavy has indicated interest only in the five previously mentioned NL teams. Olney says Peavy has not given any indication that he’d accept a deal to the Yankees or any other AL team. Still, the Padres will gauge interest from American League teams because talks with NL clubs aren’t close. Olney says the Yanks have discussed Peavy internally but doesn’t say whether Brian Cashman has discussed it with Kevin Towers.

    Finally, the Astros haven’t inquired on Peavy recently, but Peavy would definitely waive his no-trade clause to play for Houston. In fact, it might be his top choice. Astros GM Ed Wade did ask about Peavy in July. (Update: there is an update in ESPN.com today where Peavy indicates his friendship with Oswalt would have him lean toward Houston).

    Here is Peavy’s contract info:
    – 2009: $11M
    – 2010: $15M
    – 2011: $16M
    – 2012: $17M
    – 2013: $22M team option or $4M buyout
    – He does have a no-trade thru 2011 I believe.

  4. From Buster Olney at ESPN.com this morning (note: he has Peavy’s 2009 salary at $8M vs. the $11M I read yesterday):

    San Diego pitcher Jake Peavy initially indicated to the Padres that he would prefer a deal to one of five teams — Atlanta, St. Louis, the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros.

    But because San Diego apparently isn’t close to honing in on a deal with any of those five, sources say that the Padres are reaching out to other teams, as well.

    Peavy, 27, has a full no-trade clause, and he has not given San Diego any indication that he would accept a deal to the Yankees or any other American League team. But the Padres are in the process of gauging interest from those clubs, as well — and if they were to identify an offer that they find acceptable, perhaps for a couple of pitchers and a center fielder, officials with other teams sense that San Diego would move quickly to complete a deal.

    The Braves are probably the best-equipped team among those named by Peavy to complete a deal. They have young pitching, such as Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson, and center fielders Jason Heyward and Jordan Schafer. Officials with the two clubs have exchanged names, but to date, the Braves have been reluctant to talk about Hanson, Heyward, Schafer or any of their best prospects.

    Peavy is attractive for his performance and because he’s under contract through 2013. He is set to make $8 million in 2009; $15 million in 2010; $16 million in 2011; and $17 million in 2012. He also has a 2013 option for $22 million, with a $4 million buyout.

    The Yankees, who will seek at least two starting pitchers this offseason, have discussed Peavy internally, but Peavy has been open in his preference to play in the National League — where he can hit and run the bases — and some friends of the pitcher wonder if he would like playing in New York.

    Peavy recently joined Houston ace Roy Oswalt on a Michigan hunting trip, and according to the Houston Chronicle, Peavy said he would happily waive his no-trade clause to join the Astros.

    “When I talk to Roy, we understand the importance of pitching,” Peavy said, according to the newspaper. “I think he wants some established pitching help. Not saying they don’t have established pitching, but obviously he’s lobbying me [saying], ‘Hey, man, would you waive your no-trade to play in Houston?’ and ‘certainly,’ I tell him.”

  5. finacially the owner of the Pads needs to move peavy to settle a divorce…. GM and peavy have same agent can we say collusion… Reportedly Peavy without being asked has said he will waive the no full no trade clause for a small market NL south team can we say collusion… IMO Atlanta, St. Louis and Houston have the only chance maybe the Cubs…

  6. JD, what do you think about trading for Tampa’s Edwin Jackson. He’s youngers than Ollie and might be worth a shot.

  7. Tower seems to have Omar’s number. I’d be wary of a trade. I think Peavy would agree to come here if he could renegotiate his contract. But the question is…..would the Mets be willing to do that?

  8. Whoa, Nellie…If Omar was able to get Santana without giving up FMart, Niese or Murphy, why would he include all three to get Peavy?

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