Well the rumors were true as Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy is being dealt to the San Francisco Giants for two young pitchers.
Not that anyone on our staff mentioned the idea of Peavy getting traded to the Giants…but it wasn’t surprising to see this type of deal done for the veteran right hander.
Part of me would love to say I had an inside source tell me about Peavy getting dealt to SF, but frankly it was just plain luck. In return, Boston will acquire left-handed pitcher Edwin Escobar and right-handed reliever Heath Hembree. Working in the Pacific Coast League this season, I have seen both of these guys pitch and Escobar looks like he could have a bright future ahead of him. If the Felix Doubront experience continues to leave a sour taste in our mouths, then Escobar may be next in line for that type of role.
Peavy’s time with Boston has been forgettable for this season at least. He did play a role in last year’s World Series-run, but years from now some may forget he was even on the roster. The National League should be more kind to Peavy, especially that big park out by the bay.
With the trade deadline approaching and the Sox continuing to lose to their division foes, we may get an answer in the coming days whether or not the team will be selling off some of their other players. The Peavy move was expected either way, but if Koji Uehara‘s name comes up in the rumor mill then we know where the Red Sox stand come July 31st.