PADS OFFERING UP PEAVY
One of the best pitchers in baseball is right there for the taking. The Padres are shopping Jake Peavy. Kind of hard to believe, isn’t it?
But San Diego was one loss short of 100 this year, and seemingly will head to the rebuild mode. What comes in return for Peavy ought to get them rolling in the right direction.
Cubs and White Sox fans need not get excited. The cupboards are rather bare and it’s doubtful either side of town has what it takes to get Peavy here.
Who should get excited? Well, if I was a Redbirds fan I would hope that John Mozeliak has the phone working. Seeing as the Cardinals may not have Chris Carpenter next season, Peavy would be perfect to anchor their staff and the Cards have players in their system that have market value. Carpenter has pitched just 21 innings in the last 2 years.
The Cardinals could also use upgrades at 2B, SS and RF. But Peavy is the key. I don’t think the Cards staff of Wellemeyer, Wainwright, Looper, Lohse and Pineiro is bad, but I doubt it can win the division.
[tags]San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Jake Peavy, Chris Carpenter[/tags]