Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Welcome to Boston Jake Peavy

The Red Sox today made a move to bolster their starting rotation by trading for White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy in a three-team deal.  Peavy won the Cy Young Award for San Diego back in 2007.  This year he was 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA and 76 strikeouts.  He missed some time due to a broken rib but that appears to be healed.  The acquisition of Peavy likely means that Boston is concerned about Clay Buchholz coming back.

Boston gave up Jose Iglesias, who goes to the Detroit Tigers.  I will definitely miss Iglesias's defense.  He had been hitting well this year until the last few weeks.  He is not a .330 hitter and Tigers fans expecting him to be are in for a rude awakening, but the defense is real.  I am disappointed because I loved watching Iglesias play, but to get a starting pitcher, you have to give up something and Iglesias is much more preferable to Xander Bogaerts or Jackie Bradley Jr.  Boston also gave up J.B. Wendelken, Francellis Montas, and Cleulius Rondon,  to the White Sox, none of whom were on the 40 man roster and all of whom are a long way away from the Majors.

Boston will also get Brayan Villareal in the trade.  Villareal throws hard but does not have much of an idea of where it is going.  Avisail Garcia goes from the Tigers to the White Sox as well.

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