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Jake Peavy

First off, I'd like to wish everyone a merry Christmas; second off, though, it's a Sunday, so I still did the "Conor Says" on my blog. So, the other day I was reading an article about how the Red Sox might want to trade for Gavin Floyd. Mentioned in the article was that the White Sox may have to trade Floyd to make room in their payroll for Jake Peavy's bloated $17 million contract. As soon as I saw this, I headed over the FanGraphs and I checked out his stats. He had a pretty unimpressive ERA of 4.92, but I looked past this. I saw his sparkling peripherals of a 3.21 FIP and 3.52 xFIP. Those weren't too far off of the 2.84 and 3.34 he posted in his Cy Young season of 2007. In that season, he posted a 2.54 ERA and 19-6 record. He also has a great 7.66 K/9 and 1.93 BB/9, which also aren't too far from his Cy Young year. Making a deal like this reminds me of the Derek Lowe deal earlier this offseason, where the Braves ate about half of Lowe's contract and shipped him to Cleveland for a low-level prospect. If the White Sox could eat about $10 million from Peavy's contract, then the Sox may be able to acquire him. Thanks for reading and merry Christmas.


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