Will The Padres Trade Peavy?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Padres ace Jake Peavy has been very dominant over the past six seasons with the Padres. But, next year he will be making 6.5 million with an 11 million dollar option for 2009. If he continues to pitch like he has, he will have a big contract coming towards him. While starting pitching is at a minimum, will the Padres shop Peavy to see what they can get? If I were them, I would not. Although you could get several major league ready players and top prospects, Peavy is the kind of pitcher you build a team around. You have Kouzmanoff, Gonzalez, Greene, catching prospect Colt Morton, outfield prospect Cedric Hunter, and pitchers Chris Young, Jack Cassell, and Cesar Carrillo. Although trading Peavy could probably bring in Jacoby Ellsbury, Jon Lester, Michael Bowden, and another prospect, Peavy is 26, and can pitch successfully for another 15 years. Padres GM Kevin Towers told me "Nobody is untouchable if the right deal presents itself," so you cannot rule out a trade, but I expect the Padres to hold on to Peavy until he says he will test the market, or his numbers drop significantly.

Let me know, should the Padres trade Jake Peavy?


Anonymous 4:30 PM CST  

Hell yea prospect man they will be really good.

D'Andre Williams 4:31 PM CST  

Trade him to the Braves!

Anonymous 4:37 PM CST  

Peavy can pitch successfully for the next 15 years??? Says who?

Who can project that someone can pitch effectively till the age of 41???

Come on now. Let's inject a bit of reality here.

Eli 4:42 PM CST  

15 years

look at clemens, maddux, glavine, smoltz

they have done it

Anonymous 5:45 PM CST  

come to the mets jake

Anonymous 5:46 PM CST  

you're right ... I forgot there were 4 out of 4 thousand guys that could pitch effectively into their 40's and have hall of fame careers.

get a clue.

timy1 5:56 PM CST  

he's so young and so good. the padres should lock him in. but unless a lopsided trade presents itself, then you have to pull the trigger. I'm sure a few big market teams are willing to unload for Peavy.

mikem 6:41 PM CST  

peavy to the cubs for -
marquis, marshall and pie

Pearl 9:27 PM CST  

Trade him. Sure he can pitch in the regular season, but can't pitch in the playoffs.