If you’re dreamin’ the Jake Peavy dream, you might want to let it go.
Peavy faced the Yankees on June 18 at the Stadium. That was the day the Yankees signed Sidney Ponson and my story in the paper the next day was mostly about that. But I did spend some time to go into the Padres clubhouse after the game and was among the small group of reporters who talked to Peavy. I didn’t use any of his quotes in my story but transcribed them anyway.
Somebody asked Peavy whether he enjoyed pitching at Yankee Stadium given that it was the last season.
“Yeah, it OK,” he said. “I’m glad I did it. But I’ve never really been one for New York. I just go from the hotel to the park.”
Hmm. That does not sound like somebody who would waive his no-trade clause to come play in the Bronx, does it?
WFAN today agreed to a new deal with the Mets. Why do you care, Yankees fans? Well, had the Mets gone elsewhere, the Yankees would have likely been switched to WFAN. The ‘FAN and WCBS are sister stations and the ‘FAN has the rights to the Yankees. But since they’re keeping the Mets, the Yankees will stay on WCBS.
In other radio news (and I certainly don’t mean to intrude on the territory of Neil Best here), Michael Kay re-upped with ESPN Radio. His new deal runs through 2012.
Joe Kerrigan, who was the Yankees bullpen coach from 2006-07, has been named the pitching coach of the Pirates. Kerrigan was replaced by Mike Harkey, Joe Girardi’s buddy and housemate. Kerrigan spent this season doing TV and radio work for the Phillies.
That will likely be it for the blogging today. I’m headed to Foxboro to see the once-mighty Patriots tangle with those pesky Denver Broncos. Hopefully the Pats will put forth a better effort than the Jets did yesterday.