This morning we open up with some pretty big news concerning a possible trade of one of the finest power pitchers in all of baseball:
According to Padres personnel, Peavy met with Padres manager Bud Black late Wednesday night to discuss a trade overture from the Sox.
Peavy, whose consent would be needed for a trade to any club, declined all comment after meeting with Black.
Within the clubhouse, though, Peavy referred to the situation as “something to think about” yet also restated his desire to stay in the National League. One of Peavy’s teammates said he believes Peavy respects the Sox’s aggressiveness in pushing for him but may have reservations about pitching for Ozzie Guillen, the White Sox’s volatile manager.
This would be the first blockbuster of the season. Jake Peavy is perhaps the most prestigous Padres player since Tony Gwynn and maybe their finest starting pitcher ever when you take into consideration stuff and age (he’s only 27). They’re talking just two White Sox prospects in this deal to get it done. It’s obvious that because of his salary number, Peavy is going to go somewhere. We’re hearing the latest is that it’s a done deal and Peavy just needs to waive his no-trade clause. More as it develops.
Peavy trade to White Sox may be near [San Diego Union Tribune]