Not new to baseball but to the trade market, Jake Peavy is the hot new item. The two time allstar and 2007 NL Cy Young winner has been available by the Padres' front office. Peavy's repertoire includes the command of several different two-seam fastballs (88-90 mph) and a four-seam fastball (93-97 mph), a hard slider (83-88 mph), a change-up (80-84 mph), and sports an occasional curveball (74-76 mph).The burning question has become who will land this true ace? The current front runner is the Atlanta Braves, but no team has fully announced their intentions.
The real winner in this derby: The Milwaukee Brewers.
San Diego has been known to be searching for a center fielder and young pitching in this deal. Who better to match up with than the Brewers? Tony Gwynn Jr, son of former major leaguer Tony Gwynn Sr. (of course), has been coveted by the Padres for some time now. Matching Gwynn with a young pitcher plus a throw in or two might just get this deal done. Most noteably would be Jeremy Jeffress, though I'm sure Doug Melvin would be reluctant to trade him. CC Sabathia was an amazing addition to the team, why not try another star pitcher? However, the prospects given up may not be worth the pitcher coming in. With the lowest WHIP in baseball since 2004, Peavy would certainly be a noteworthy asset to the team. The prospects may be worth giving up for this 27-year old pitcher not even to the peak of his career. As always, lets get the comments going!