Friday, May 22, 2009

Phillies talking with Padres about Jake Peavy

After refusing a deal to the Chicago White Sox yesterday, Jake Peavy rumors are now flying around the league. Peavy was essentially dealt to the White Sox but vetoed the deal because he doesn't want to pitch in the American League. Now that we know that he wants to stay in the National League, nearly every NL team in contention is rumored to be trying to deal for the Padres ace.

Including the Phillies. According to Mike Francesa of WFAN in New York, the Phillies are in discussions with the Padres about Peavy. Francesa doesn't site any sources or talk about any possible players in the deal, so take this rumor with a grain of salt. Thanks to Beerleaguer for the heads up.

The Phillies should be in the mix for Peavy because not only are they in need starting pitching, they also have some prospects they should be willing to deal, like Jason Donald. Peavy seems like he is going to be picky about where he ends up, and so far all we have heard is that he likes living on the West Coast but he wouldn't mind going to the Midwest. Would he accept a trade to the East Coast to play for the World Champs? Who knows.

Adding Peavy to the Phillies sounds too good to be true, and it probably is. I would expect Peavy to either stay in San Diego or finally end up with the Cubs. The Phillies are smart to be involved, but the chances look pretty slim that we will see Peavy in a Phils uniform.

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