Kenny learns not to trust Linebrink:
When the Sox pursued Peavy in May, they asked reliever Scott Linebrink to help in “recruiting.” Did Linebrink, a former Padre, and Peavy talk this time? “No, I didn’t have any idea,” he said. “They knew that I blew the save on the first one, so I guess they called in somebody else to close the deal.”
07.30.09: Mark Buehrle sits down with Bob Costas on ‘Mark Buehrle Day’ to discuss his perfect game and more
07.31.09: White Sox GM Ken Williams checks in with the Network crew on MLB Tonight to talk about the Jake Peavy trade
Bonus: White Sox Extra: Peavy trade (0:47)
07.31.09: MLB.com takes a look at Jake Peavy being dealt from the Padres to the White Sox
Jerry gave the OK though:
“I talked to [team chairman] Jerry [Reinsdorf] and said `we’re either in it to win it or we’re not,’ ‘’ Williams said. “There was a little trepidation on the finances [on Reinsdorf’s part],” but Reinsdorf again okayed the move Williams had hoped to complete months earlier. … With Peavy comes more than $42 million in contract obligations remainined on the $52 million extension he signed before the 2008 season. Peavy is being paid $11 million this year, $15 million next season, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. The contract has a club option for 2013 of $22 million or $4 million buyout for Peavy.
Light ‘em up!
“Players received cigars after Matt Thornton and his wife welcomed their first child, daughter Avery Annette, on Monday night.” (Musick)
“Ramirez said he was diagnosed with a stretched ligament and is treating it with antibiotics and ice.” (Gonzales)
return probably late August when we go to Boston and New York, could begin rehab assignment on August 14th, 15th
team needs 5th starter only 3 times for August
deal on final seconds of trade deadline, 23 seconds left on the clock
difficult to get a hold of Peavy today, he slept in with cell phone shut
not an arm injury, ankle injury, not concerned
fancy medical name for the injury, will do like Dave Wannstedt and say ‘he has an ankle’
if we were gonna give that amount of talent, [return] would’ve to be core part of team’s future
Peavy is currently on the disabled list, and will remain on the White Sox disabled list. It’s unclear if he’ll pitch again this year, but he could be back as early as late August. DJ Carrasco will spot start tonight.
UPDATE: Brent Lillibridge called up.
The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy, a two-time All-Star and the 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner, from the San Diego Padres in exchange for left-handers Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard and right-handers Dexter Carter and Adam Russell.
3:35pm: USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, via Twitter, says the White Sox confirmed they just got Peavy. Brock agrees – Peavy approved the trade this time. Peavy is owed $56MM through 2012, or $74MM through 2013 if the Sox exercise his option.
Peavy’s gamelog shows he last pitched on June 8.
Peavy, 28, is currently on the disabled list with a strained tendon in his right ankle. The date of his return is uncertain. He is signed for $15 million next season, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012, with a $22 million club option for 2013.
Peavy’s agent: “I think Jake just got to the breaking point,” Axelrod said. “One team wanted him bad enough, and the other team wanted to get rid of him.”
from BA’s Prospect Hot-sheet:
Team: Double-A Birmingham (Southern)
Why He’s Here: 2-0, 0.00, 14 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 17 K
The Scoop: Hudson started the season in low Class A, but at this rate he could make a case for getting to Triple-A before the season is over. The 2008 fifth-rounder out of Old Dominion is working on a 20-inning scoreless streak and has allowed no earned runs in five of his eight Double-A starts. Hudson’s delivery isn’t the cleanest—he tends to throw across his body, but there is no arguing with the results.
Josh Phegley is mentioned in the ‘Not So Hot Sheet’ section.
from the Death Grip category of the A.L. Closer report:
Bobby has hardly been King of the Hill in July. In 7.1 frames, he has served up 13 hits, 8 runs and 4 walks. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that Jenks may be able to be acquired at a less-than-premium price from an angered owner. His 4.33 ERA looks horribly disappointing, but Jenks has suffered from a .338 BABIP, with a HR/FB rate (15.2%) way above his career average (8.7). His K/BB for the season is 3.7, well above 2008’s 2.24 mark. It may sound crazy at first, but Jenks’ 2009 is probably better than his 2008 work, bloated ERA and all.
and from last week’s A.L. Closer report:
Jenks has turned in a bumpy July. In 6 innings, he has allowed 10 hits, 6 runs and 4 base on balls. His K/BB ratio (3.5) is still well ahead of last year’s pace (2.24), and there appears to be little chance of anyone overtaking Bobby as he works out the kinks in his delivery.