SUBWAY is celebrating The Boys In The Hall , examining certain players and their candidacy for the Hall of Fame. Peavy is this week’s candidate.
After declaring Jake Peavy untouchable on Monday, the Chicago White Sox have reportedly turned around and traded him to the Boston Red Sox.
In what came as a complete shock on Monday, the Chicago White Sox have started telling teams they will keep starting pitcher Jake Peavy and try to build around him. Peavy is 32 and is under contract for $14.5 million in 2014 and has a $15 million player option for 2015.
Jake Peavy has an extensive injury history, but when he’s healthy and on his game the Chicago White Sox right-hander can shutdown opposing hitters. With the White Sox positioned as sellers this season, Peavy should be one of the pieces the team moves as baseball’s trade deadline approaches. And the two leading suitors for his services are starting to emerge.
The White Sox are in first place in the AL Central Division large in part because of “the comeback kids” who have all blown away our greatest expectations for 2012. It’s fairly clear that the American League’s “Comeback Player of the Year Award” will be given to one of the south siders – it’s just not perfectly clear who.