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Yankees not in the mix for Peavy

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 06, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

San Diego GM Kevin Towers spoke to a small group of writers on his way out of the St. Regis.

He said that the Jake Peavy trade talks have progressed to a point where the pitcher has been told he’s going to be traded, it’s just a matter of when a deal is struck.

“That train has left the station,” Tower said.

Towers also revealed that he is dealing with three teams, all in the National League. He mentioned the possibility of Peavy moving as part of a multi-team trade.

The Padres are known to be dealing with the Braves and Cubs. The third team could be the Cardinals or Astros. The Yankees are not in the mix.

“It’s been narrowed down for quite a while and there have been no additions,” Towers said.

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Meanwhile, if something called the Sporting Goods Newswire is to be believed, Moose won a Gold Glove. We’ll know for sure in an hour.

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56 Responses to “Yankees not in the mix for Peavy”

  1. MikeEff November 6th, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    good–there are enough really good FA pitchers–

    why isn’t there more interest in getting ollie perez afetr we get CC?

  2. pat November 6th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    If ESPN can be believed, the said Chicago would be Peavy’s new home this morning.

  3. RonH November 6th, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Pete, thanks for all the great posts and live chat from the meetings. Have a safe trip home!

  4. Front Row November 6th, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I was against trading for Peavy anyway– he is an NL pitcher who is the furthest thing from an East Coast guy that you could find.

    He would be Ed Winston part 2. Use Hughes to get a young position player instead, Peavy would be a waste of time.

  5. Laura - Ready for '09 November 6th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Thank God we’re not in the mix for Peavy. That was a disaster waiting to happen.

  6. Reacher November 6th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Good…it allows the focus to be narrowed essentially to the free agency marketplace where it properly belongs this time of the year.

  7. Bronx Jeers November 6th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Meanwhile, if something called the Sporting Goods Newswire is to be believed, Moose won a Gold Glove. We’ll know for sure in an hour.

    ————————————————————–

    This would be his 7th. Moose did make some nifty plays last year. I remember him handling a few scary comebackers.

  8. Laura - Ready for '09 November 6th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    “Use Hughes to get a young position player instead, Peavy would be a waste of time.”

    I think we should hold on to Hughes. We have enough money coming off of the books to use to get players.

  9. X-Mann November 6th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I thought the Cubs had no farm system?

    Is Towers intent to just give away Peavy?

  10. Skippy November 6th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Hooray for Moose! I hope it’s true.

  11. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Yeah well, uh, push me over with a feather since he had already said he wanted to stay in the NL.

    Maybe now you’ll start to believe what comes from players and their agents.

  12. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    MOOSE – PULEASE COME BACK!!!!!

  13. Z (sign Sheets) November 6th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Front Row,

    Agree 100%. Trade Hughes for a position stud. Peavy is the type of personality that would be a bust in NY. Let him rot in the NL.

  14. Bronx Jeers November 6th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Ed Winston = Ed Whitson

    One of the first Yanks I really remember disliking.

    Somebody give me a Padres pitcher that had success for in the Bronx.

  15. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Scuse me for getting a good giggle out of all the time some posters spent going on and on about Peavy and setting up trade packages for him – AFTER Peavy’s agent announced that Peavy wanted to stay in the NL!

    :lol:

    Guys.

  16. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 6th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    We can finally end this Peavy nonsense? WooHoo

  17. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Anyone know the website for Moose’s brother’s blog? I know if’s been mentioned on here more than once.

    Thanks.

  18. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 6th, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Trisha,

    http://www.wnst.net/Blogs/tabi.....fault.aspx

  19. Don November 6th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Peavy’s agent was actually the first one to even start these rumors.

    A few weeks ago he made those quotes that “Every kid dreams of pinstripes. I guarantee he wouldn’t be Ed Whitson in NY”.

    He never came out and said he would approve a trade to NY, but he didn’t dismiss it early on either and thats when this took on a life of its own. Only later he said he would only go to the NL.

    This is the type of guy we should stay away from anyway.

  20. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 6th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    “somebody give me a Padres pitcher that had success for in the Bronx”

    Jay Witasick

  21. vinny-b (Hank Blalock for 1st base) November 6th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    jus playin

  22. Buddy Biancalana November 6th, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Andy Hawkins threw a no hitter for the Yanks & lost, he was a Padre.

    Dennis Rasmussen won 18 games in ’86 for the Yanks.

  23. jennifer November 6th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Marks page is down. :( I think it might just be server problems though.

  24. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 6th, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Trisha,

    sorry wrong link. its this one:

    http://wnst.net/wordpress/markmussina/

  25. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Ed – thanks!

    Don – people continued to discuss the possibility of getting Peavy even after we posted the quote from his agent saying that Peavy said he wanted to remain in the NL.

  26. SJ44 November 6th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Rule #1. Never believe agents when they speak publicly about their clients. That’s fools gold.

    For every instance they are “right”, they are ten instances they are just spinning their POV to the benefit of their client.

    In terms of Peavy, it was clear from the get go he wanted to stay in the NL.

    His splits, as well as issues with shoulder and elbow injuries (minor for now but, you never know what the future holds) made him a not very likely Yankee target.

    Cash probably dropped his name to a few folks in the media to do his buddy Towers a turn.

    If the feeling was the Yankees could be in the mix, perhaps it pushes a team (Chicago, Atlanta or Houston) to sweeten their offer to SD.

    If Cash wasn’t interested in trading prospects for Johan Santana, I doubt he was going to do it for Jake Peavy.

    Especially with the glut of good FA pitchers on the market at this time.

  27. John November 6th, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Moose needs to make up his mind by the time free agency rolls around. He shouldn’t drag this thing on like Pettitte. This is a very important off-season and we are going to be big players in the FA market. We have to know what he will do and that will determine who we go after.

    If he is too slow to make up his mind, there won’t be a spot for him. They also can’t leave Andy twisting in the wind, he may want to go back to Houston (he never said only the Yankees, he said he wanted to pitch this year period) if we don’t take him back and he has to know that ahead of time.

  28. saucY (go PSU) November 6th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    “We can finally end this Peavy nonsense? WooHoo”

    i wouldn’t be so sure. tomorrow we will probably hear from someone how this is just a ploy to drive up a potential yankee offer…. :?

  29. Fredo Corleone November 6th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    “They also can’t leave Andy twisting in the wind, he may want to go back to Houston (he never said only the Yankees, he said he wanted to pitch this year period)”

    I believe Pettitte was rather clear he wants to comeback to the Yankees. He has in the past, spoken of hoping to pitch in the new stadium. He wants to pitch for the Yankees. Whether the Yankees want him and what Petttitte would do if they don’t want him are the great unknowns.

  30. 4 x 4 November 6th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Laura,

    Is the Cubs farm any good?

  31. X-Mann November 6th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Fredo – If we shun him when he wants to come back, I don’t think he would just retire like that. He has pride too. He is still great friends with Oswalt, Cooper, and the Houston owner. There was a blurb on MLBTR a couple days ago saying those guys are still trying to get him to come back to Houston.

    If we want him back, its not an issue he will come here. I do think if we don’t then he will seriously consider the Stros.

  32. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 6th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    “i wouldn’t be so sure. tomorrow we will probably hear from someone how this is just a ploy to drive up a potential yankee offer….”

    BooHoo :(

  33. Bronx Jeers November 6th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Rasmussen was traded for Nettles so I automatically dismiss him.

  34. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    “In terms of Peavy, it was clear from the get go he wanted to stay in the NL.”

    I think I just said the same thing. In fact it came DIRECT FROM PEAVY’S LIPS.

    Still posters discussed it like it could really happen!

    :lol:

  35. SJ44 November 6th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Andy has said its either the Yankees or retirement.

    They aren’t getting in a bidding war with them.

    Their priority is not Andy Pettitte right now. Its signing 2 FA pitchers.

    If Andy can’t wait, that’s life.

    Their winter shopping list may not even include Pettitte.

    While Andy has said he wants to comeback, and Cash said they are interested in him returning, the Yankees have no intention of paying him anything close to the 16 million he made last year.

    He will sit tight and things will work out. He has no other choice.

    He’s not in the same leverage position he was several years ago. Nor, by the sound of it, does it seem he wants to be.

  36. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    (I copied this from an article I found)

    *Will Mike Mussina retire? His brother doesn’t think so*

    Mike Mussina’s brother, Mark, writes a blog for a Baltimore radio station, 1570 AM. Don’t be surprised. Almost everyone under the age of Bob Sheppard blogs these days.

    Anyway, in Mark Mussina’s latest post, he addressed the retirement cloud hovering over his brother. Check it out:

    Before I get to playoff match-ups, I want to say thank you for all the kind words regarding Mike’s season, and that I really don’t know what he is going to do next year. I think he was mentally prepared to retire, but after doing so well, and knowing how close the Hall of Fame is (some people think he’s in already, but who knows) I think it’s going to be hard to walk away. At this point, that’s all I will say about Mike.

  37. SJ44 November 6th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Trisha,

    Posters on here think everybody wants to play for the Yankees. Or, Cashman should acquire everybody to play for the Yankees.

    Guys like Peavy and Roy Oswalt for that matter, are such bad fits for NYC, its not funny.

    There are “horses for courses” and those two guys would never fit in NYC or the AL. Its not in their DNA.

    Think Randy Johnson, in terms of attitude, when it comes to Peavy and Oswalt.

    Both good pitchers. Both better off not playing for the Yankees.

  38. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    SJ – from day one I didn’t see Peavy as a good choice. Add to that his postseason ERA and I couldn’t understand why people thought he’d be a good choice.

    And this is why a lot of posters don’t pay much attention to the stuff put out by sportswriters or to the rumor mill!

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....;fext=.jsp

    My rule of thumb is believe it when the Yankees announce it! Until then it’s just a way to keep people reading and interested.

  39. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 6th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Francesa reading letters from the listening audience? Planning a tv schedule for him?

  40. Patrick November 6th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I wouldn’t say Peavy and Oswalt have a Randy Johnson attitude. They seem more like Ken Griffey Jr. when it comes to their opinion of New York. Just not their thing. RJ thought he could handle it but in reality he just hates people in general which is a bad quality when living in NYC.

    Peavy and Oswault are friends and go hunting together, they are country guys.

    I’d love Peavy on the Yankees but its just not meant to be.

  41. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    *COME BACK MOOSE!!!!!*

    I just want Moose back. Bad.

  42. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    *IT’S OFFICIAL!!! CONGRATULATIONS MIKE MUSSINA!!!*

    http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2008/11/06/wHyQfUHh.jpg

  43. saucY (go PSU) November 6th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    just saw that trish :D

    also saw a headline “Yankees could be muscling in on deal for Peavy” :?

  44. Tom November 6th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I never understood why OFer’s don’t get singled out by pos.-Lf, Cf, Rf. They get lumped together for the ASG voting and gold gloves.

  45. Ed - looking forward to 2009 November 6th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    A-Rod deserves the GG more than Beltre!

    just my 2 cents.

  46. jay destro November 6th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    MOOOOOOOSE

  47. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    saucy – we really want Moose back!!!

    :D

    It’s just goofy to believe the trade rumor stuff!

  48. S.A.-Looking forward to 2009 and show CC the money (and food)! November 6th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats to Moooooooooooooooose

  49. Drive 4-5 November 6th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    SJ44,

    What do you think if the Yanks were to pursue David DeJesus rather than Mike Cameron?

    DeJesus would be a decent replacement for the on base percentage void if the Yanks part ways with Abreu. DeJesus would add speed and defense to the Yanks.

    He’s more of a Johnny Damon type hitter.If the Yanks found a taker for Damon could pick up a corner outfielder, DeJesus would be a nice leadoff hitter to replace him with. Perhaps KC would then be interested in trading DeJesus for Xavier Nady and a prospect. Nady is a year older and makes about $1mil more than DeJesus.

    IMO Xavier Nady, with his low obp is not a good replacement for Bobby Abreu. Add Cameron and Nady to the lineup along with Cano, and you have 3 low obp guys in important spots in the lineup.

  50. saucY (go PSU) November 6th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    “It’s just goofy to believe the trade rumor stuff!”

    oh i know this. i just couldn’t believe mlb.com is promoting this garbage as well. i thought they were better than that!

  51. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    saucy -

    Here’s the gig. MLB.com has us as a captive audience just about always. So they don’t need to spin stuff. Well the slow time of year, while hot stove is heating up, they don’t get nearly as many hits! So of course they will try to put sexy headlines out there and reel us back in!

    :D

  52. EY November 6th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Thank god. Let’s put an end to this Peavy for Hughes+Kenndy+AJax nonsense.

    Sign CC and Tex, add one more pitcher through FA (Lowe/Burnett/Moose) and we’re good to go. This is a winner’s rotation:

    CC
    Wang
    Joba
    Pettitte
    Moose/Burnett/Lowe

    If Jamie Moyer can pitch until 46, then Moose can too. Come back Moose! We need you! You know you want 300 wins and a place in Cooperstown.

  53. Weak Knees Willy November 6th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    WHy the hell did Arod get shafted for the gold glove? Beltrae had 14 ER’s with a .964 Fielding pct. and Arod had only 10 ER’s with a .970 Fielding pct.

  54. Major Deegan November 6th, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I love how all these agents and players use the “Yankee effect” to there advantage.

    If you are a position player, just put the Yankees on your list of folks and the price other people will pay goes up.

    If you are a pitcher and you don’t want to pitch for the Yankees (ie. Peavy) make sure you add them to your list of possibilities anyway so other teams will sweeten their deals to compete.

    If you are interested in pitching for the Yankees, tell folks you are uninterested in the Yankees or say you want to pitch in the NL. That way the Yanks will overpay to convince you to play in NY.

    The whole thing with Peavy adding the Yankees to his list of possible teams was complete garbage.

  55. chris November 6th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    would you people let it go, Hughes is staying here. And rightly so. Young pitchers are more valuable than young position players any day of the week.

  56. bigjf November 7th, 2008 at 1:13 am

    For the right deal, the Cubs would have one heck of a rotation (on paper) if they got Peavy…especially if they keep Dempster.

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