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August 2, 2009

Sox pitching coach Don Cooper on Jake Peavy

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 2, 2009 10:10 pm
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Cooper: “We got ourselves another real good pitcher … he got a fastball, he got a slider, he got a cutter, he got a curveball, he got a changeup”

Sox Assistant GM Rick Hahn interview

Filed under: Chicago White Sox,MiLB — The Wizard @ August 2, 2009 9:47 pm
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Hahn says Daniel Hudson “probably currently takes the mantle as the best pitching prospect in the system” and “arguably could help us in the next several weeks if we needed it.”

Gordon Beckham: ladies man

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 2, 2009 3:23 pm
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Getzie too!

White Sox players Chris Getz, Gordon Beckham and friends with my friends Michelle, Sandy and Natalie.” via Candace Jordan

Peavy meets the media (video)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 2, 2009 3:18 pm
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08.01.09: Jake Peavy speaks with the media after being introduced as a new pitcher for the Chicago White Sox)

Sox could’ve gotten Peavy for less? (UPDATE)

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 2, 2009 2:00 pm
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Chris DeLuca:

Inside the Padres’ financially strapped offices at Petco Park, there was a huge sigh of relief. General manager Kevin Towers had a mandate – since last November- to get Peavy off the Padres’ books. Still, some people close to that organization believe Williams didn’t need to part with so much talent to get Peavy at this point. ”The financial relief alone might have been enough to get it done,” a Padres insider said. ”Maybe you dress it up with some bodies. But (the Sox) had a lot more leverage. (The Padres) had no other options.” And the Sox, who detest long-term contracts for pitchers, are taking on a monster contract. They are responsible for the remainder of Peavy’s $11 million salary for this season, a $15 million salary in 2010, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. The deal also includes a $22 million club option for 2013 or a $4 million buyout.

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Jake Peavy throws bullpen session

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 2, 2009 1:19 pm
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and he didn’t feel any pain:

“I threw about 50 pitches and threw all my pitches, trying to get a feel to
accelerate this thing as fast as we can get back out there. Once again you have
to be smart about it. It was a good day.” The plan is still getting Peavy to the minor leagues in two weeks and getting the right-hander on the active roster by the end of August.

van Dyck says Peavy will go back to San Diego and then he could go to the White Sox spring camp in Glendale, AZ, to work on his arm before his minor-league rehabilitation assignment.

and from Reifert,

Alexei Ramirez played long toss before today’s game and looked good moving around.

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