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Jake Peavy Traded To The Whitesox

Sports Betting News - August 1st, 2009 - Written by Ryan Smith

The White Sox wasted no time making a move in the trade market, after the A.L. central leading Detroit Tigers made a trade for left handed pitching Jarrod Washburn. The White Sox reached out to the National league just minutes before the trade deadline, and made an offer to the San Diego Padres for all-star pitcher Jake Peavy. Jake Peavy has spent most of his time this year on the disabled list and may not return this season at all.

The White Sox gave away 4 minor league pitching prospects for Jake Peavy. Lefty Aaron Poreda, and left handed Clayton Richard, as well as right haded pitchers Dexter Carter and Adam Russell. These prospects bolster the struggling farm system of the San Diego Padres. The Padres reportedly, wanted to make a trade involving Closer Heath Bell and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. No trade came from up and the action came on Jake Peavy, Peavy has a "no trade clause" in his contract, and waived that Clause to join the White Sox team.

ESPN reports Peavy had this to say about the recent trade. "In May, we didn't think it was the right time, but now things are a little bit different on a lot of fronts. ... I think the only reason this deal was able to get done is because they did pursue it actively in May. In May, we had just won five or six games in a row and had creeped above .500, and Chicago wasn't really in the shape that they're in now."

Peavy is only 28 years old this year, and in 13 starts for the Padres is 6-6 with a 3.97 ERA. Just two years ago Peavy won the 2007 N.L. Cy Young award for best pitcher in 2007. However Peavy has been on the DL since June 9, and mat not even return to play Baseball this year. Peavy is making $10 million this year and is still under the same contract until the 2013 season. Each year on Peavy's contract he is do to make more and more money going from $10 million this year up to $15 million next year and is owed $22 million on his final year in 2013.

The White Sox got better over night, and the 2 1/2 games they are behind in the A.L. central might get erased sooner than later. The Detroit Tigers are the team in first place at the moment. If the White Sox can maybe get Peavy back, for the last month of the season, A playoff birth might be in reach. With Jake Peavy the White Sox now feature a starting 5 of Mark Buehrle, Gavin Floyd, John Danks, and Jose Contreras.

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