Thursday, October 16, 2008

Behind the scenes: Trading Peavy

Paul DePodesta, assistant GM of the Padres, is incredibly honest in his discussion about trading Peavy and this is a MUST READ.

In short, we are charged with fielding the best possible team in both the short and long terms. Believe me, we wish we could put together a dynamic team comprised of players who would remain as Padres for the duration of their careers. On a personal level, we don't enjoy trading players. I don't know any executive who does. However, that just isn't the reality of today's game. Because of that fact, the best organizations out there can't really believe in the concept of "untouchable", because one can lose great opportunities with such blinders.

So, to answer the most basic question: are we going to trade Jake Peavy? We'll see if someone offers us a compelling deal that makes us better.


Anonymous said...

I really don't think Peavy is the answer. The Yankees need a left-hander other than Pettite, somebody liek C.C., I would prefer the Yankees trade for somebody like Tim Lincenum, young pitcher with a lot of potential and leading the NL in K's and E.R.A pitching for SF. Peavy pitches in a pitchers ball park and if he comes to the Yanks, he is probably going to have like a 4.50 ERA.

Jason @ IIATMS said...


There is basically NO CHANCE that the Giants deal Lincecum. I love that kid (major man-crush) and even the Giants can see what they have. I don't think there is any chance Lince gets dealt, anywhere.

I'm buried at work but I think Peavy's road splits are not dramatic.

I'd love to get the Big Lefty FA, but I'm not sure he'll take the bait.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

Here is a link to Peavy's splits and they are not too shabby: