Friday, October 17, 2008

Jake Peavy Doesn't Care Much for Winning

So the Padres are trying desperately to unload P Jake Peavy. Jake Peavy is an excellent pitcher. He is a potential Cy Young every year. He would be the ace on at least 2/3 of the teams in the majors. He also has a full no-trade clause, meaning he can just sit on his ass and be unhappy, while dominating hitters, enjoying the weather, and going 10-12 with a 2.75 ERA until 2013 if he wants.

The whole scenario here is a little bizarre, because San Diego was in the playoffs LAST YEAR!! (Well, sort of, they lost a tiebreaker, but still). I believe they were there the year before as well. But this year, they were a shit streak at the bottom of the NL West, and now have decided to clean house.

Peavy has allegedly named the teams he would be willing to go to: Atlanta, St. Louis, Cubs, Dodgers and Houston. Noticeably not on that list, among others, is the Milwaukee Brewers. Why would a player not want to come to Milwaukee right now? He already has a fat contract, so money isn't an issue. They have some of the best young talent in the league. They play in a dome when it is shitty out, and the summers are lovely. The facilities are tremendous. Beer is plentiful. His list of teams are completely without rhyme or reason. Why isn't Philly on the list? (Other than the fact that if he gives up a home run he might get hit with a battery).

He allegedly only wants to pitch in the NL, fine I guess. But would you rather saddle yourself with a 100 year curse with the Cubs? I'm just baffled by this. I'm not saying Milwaukee necessarily can or will try to deal for him and/or pay him, but I think it would be a good move. Here is my offer: Prince, Weeks and Hall for Peavy. That should get it done I would think. We get rid of Prince (who we don't want to afford) and two cancers in Weeks/Hall. To conclude, Jake Peavy is a fuckhole.

Predictions: Iowa 21, UW 20; Indy 34, GB 31; bullets in my brain 3.

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