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Peavy has no interest in Yankees, AL

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 08, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

As for now, Scott Boras is hiding out backstage. But the ever-gracious Kevin Towers did stop to speak to reporters.

Attention fans of the New York Yankees: Forget Jake Peavy.

Forget. Jake. Peavy.

Towers made it clear that Peavy has no interest in playing in the American League. Towers has even gone so far as tried to come up with a trade with the NL West, something he would rather not do.

“I had brief conversation with Ned (Colletti, the GM of the Dodgers) but some of the names I mentioned might have scared him off,” Towers said. “It’s hard to make a deal within the division.”

Towers said, in essence, that the Padres will either trade Peavy to the Cubs or hold onto him. Their preference is to trade him, otherwise they risk having one player take up 25 percent of their payroll.

Jim Hendry stood about 30 feet away from Towers talking about the same thing, albeit with less specifics.

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53 Responses to “Peavy has no interest in Yankees, AL”

  1. Doreen December 8th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Darn those NTCs!

  2. Stephen December 8th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I hear ya, Pete. But one question:

    What about Jake Peavy? ;)

  3. John in Ohio December 8th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I guess you can’t blame Peavy. If he has the hammer he might as well use it. His ERA might shoot up like the space shuttle if he had to face a line-up with nine actual hitters.

  4. John December 8th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Peavy is a terrible pitcher anyway. Obviously he wants to stay in the pitcher-friendly national league. What a scam.

  5. Nick in SF December 8th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    As far as embracing new technology, that was a pretty unimaginative video report from Pete; you don’t have to just sit there! Show us the room, the view from the window, etc.

    But word to the wise: the Bellagio refrigerators have motion sensors. If you take one of their wildy-overpriced beers and then try to replace it later with the same bottle from the outside, they’ll know. And still charge you. I am not kidding.

    Another thing: I love that “Baseball Winter Meetings Las Vegas Presented by Bank Of America” banner. Good to see that B of A is putting that TARP money to good use. But what’s up with that little logo in the left corner? It looks like an Obama logo that got mugged. I don’t get it.

  6. Peter Rabbit December 8th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    So with this news, the probability of getting Ben Sheets goes up. If it was a 5% chance before, it’s at least 10% chance now :-D

  7. gayle December 8th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Hendry must be having a hard time with all the financial issues that he has to deal with. The current owner of the team just filed for bankruptcy and the new owners will not be in place until Spring training. Who is it that approved spending for the team knowing that the old owner doesn’t have any money and there is not yet a new owner.

  8. Mr. Anderson December 8th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    That has been Bank of America’ s logo since they took over Fleet in 2003 or 2004 I believe.

  9. Phil December 8th, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Maddox has had a huge influence on Peavy.

  10. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    CB, GB-7, and all-

    If Manny signs with the Dodgers, they have him in LF, untradeable Jones in CF, Andre Ethier in RF and Pierre[ also difficult to trade] sitting on the bench. Do they bench Jones in favor of Kemp? What would it take to get 26 y.o. Ethier who was fantastic last year and hit >.400 in September plus hit with RISP. Kemp is not projected anyway, as the CF for the future if traded to the Yankees.

    Would it still cost us Cano? Any interest there?
    Also, any interest in Hong-Chi Kuo?

    Just posted this on last Maddux blog and saw that Peavy has no interest in coming to us. GOOD! Bad Mechanics=Possible future shoulder or elbow surgery!

  11. Al from BK( Time to move on, go get Tex Cash!) December 8th, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    “Al, for your mental health, you should stop paying attention to the Yankees until CC is signed.”

    I’ll try to stop my pessimism.

    RE Pete: Nobody wants Peavy, we want CC but CC doesn’t want us.

  12. rbj December 8th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    So Peavy’s a definite “maybe” then?

  13. frits December 8th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    fine. peavy and his rotten mechanics can stay in the NL. enjoy the elbow trouble, cubs fans.

  14. Bronx Jeers December 8th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    “But word to the wise: the Bellagio refrigerators have motion sensors. If you take one of their wildy-overpriced beers and then try to replace it later with the same bottle from the outside, they’ll know. And still charge you. I am not kidding.”

    You have to do one of those quick switcheroos. You know like when Indiana Jones takes the gold idol and replaces it with the bag of sand.

    Actually that didn’t work did it?

  15. ariel December 8th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I would expect some “unnamed source” to leak some information as to what transpired at the watershed meeting. Did CC say:

    “I want to come to NY, but, c’mon guys, let’s hear your best offer…nobody comes out of the box with all that’s in his pockets”; or

    “I’m coming, but only if you give me a list of the best restaurants in town”; or

    “I want my buddies with me, definitely Mike Cameron, that’s only a 10mm pop, and he’s certainly better than what you have out there. Also, I would like the fat guy, Prince (makes me look svelt) to tag along. If you can swing the kid, Ryan Braun, also, it’s a done deal. Is it possible you might move the franchise to Cal, north or south will do”? or

    “You must be joking, I’m waiting for one of the Cal teams to ante-up….you are giving me a nice waterline…could you go a little bit higher so I’ll look like a real hero when I take a lesser number either in Cal or Milwaukee, which I do like and have developed good friends.

    “If you sign Tex, that opens it up for Arte to make me an offer and I can resume construction on the property I purchased in southern Cal. Why don’t you do that as the Mrs. simply does not want to live in NY.”

  16. Patrick December 8th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    “Do they bench Jones in favor of Kemp?”

    Absolutely. Put Jones and Pierre on the bench, they are both worthless.

  17. 213 Area Code December 8th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Any news that doesn’t start with “Yanks sign Derek Lowe” has got to be considered good news, even if it’s non-news.

  18. Nick in SF December 8th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Mr. Anderson, I’m not talking about the BofA logo right next to “BANK OF AMERICA” on the banner, I’m talking about the half-baeball shaped thing with the blue crescent and the red squiggles. I meant the right corner, my mistake.

    Bronx Jeers: the switcheroo would be fun to attempt, but it doesn’t follow logically; if you already have the cheap bottle in hand, no reason to switch it with the expensive one.

  19. Phil - 27 in '09 December 8th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Jones and Pierre both had extended time on the bench down the stretch last year and in the playoffs. Torre did a good job mollifying them.

  20. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    “Do they bench Jones in favor of Kemp?”

    “Absolutely. Put Jones and Pierre on the bench, they are both worthless.”

    Worthless- but that’s over 22M, based on 2008 salaries, riding the pine.

  21. The Dude December 8th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    213 Area Code: that’s the headline I dread the most.

  22. vinny-b *GoldenEye 64 = greatest all-time vidgame* December 8th, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    “The Yankees privately believe that Sabathia is such a high-character guy that if he decides to play for them, he will be fully invested in the organization even if his initial desire was to play on the West Coast or in the National League”

    I believe the same. At times in life, you have to check your ego at the door. This may be what Yankee fans need to do right now.

  23. vinny-b *GoldenEye 64 = greatest all-time vidgame* December 8th, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    “Peavy has no interest in Yankees, AL”

    good. Cuz we have no interest in Peavy

  24. S.A.- CC Watch 2008: Making some Yankee fans go bonkers December 8th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    No more Peavy talk.

  25. GreenBeret7 December 8th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Yankee Trader
    December 8th, 2008 at 3:40 pm
    CB, GB-7, and all-

    If Manny signs with the Dodgers, they have him in LF, untradeable Jones in CF, Andre Ethier in RF and Pierre[ also difficult to trade] sitting on the bench. Do they bench Jones in favor of Kemp? What would it take to get 26 y.o. Ethier who was fantastic last year and hit >.400 in September plus hit with RISP. Kemp is not projected anyway, as the CF for the future if traded to the Yankees.

    Would it still cost us Cano? Any interest there?
    Also, any interest in Hong-Chi Kuo?
    ——————————————————————————————
    I think the Dodgers just turned down a trade that included Kuo. Not positive, though. Jones and Pierre have little to no value to anybody. As far as Jones, goes, they may see what he does in the spring. He was up close 260 pounds last year. He’s starting to look like Carlos Lee.

  26. Patrick December 8th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    “Worthless- but that’s over 22M, based on 2008 salaries, riding the pine.”

    He still stinks, Torre isn’t going to hurt the team because of money.

    I’m sure Jones will get some playtime next year but unless he really bounces back he’ll stay on the bench.

  27. Fran December 8th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    For what it’s worth saw on ESPN News that the Yanks and CC met for 2 hours last night and had “a very good meeting.” They also reported that CC would probably not be signed this week.

  28. TurnTwo December 8th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    “good. Cuz we have no interest in Peavy”

    speak for yourself.

    i wouldve loved to have Peavy on this staff.

  29. Vito December 8th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Lloyd: What are the chances of a guy like you and a girl like me… ending up together?
    Mary: Well, that’s pretty difficult to say.
    Lloyd: Hit me with it! I’ve come a long way to see you, Mary. The least you can do is level with me. What are my chances?
    Mary: Not good.
    Lloyd: You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?
    Mary: I’d say more like one out of a million.
    [pause]
    Lloyd: So you’re telling me there’s a chance.

  30. vinny-b *GoldenEye 64 = greatest all-time vidgame* December 8th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    “Cash should have told CC that he would get his own candy bar ala Reggie”

    too easy

  31. dave December 8th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    If peavy doesnt feel that he is capable of pitching well in the AL, I am going to go out on a limb and believe him. I have actually spent some time wondering why a pitcher would want to leave the NL when they can keep their stats padded in the extremely pitcher friendly NL. Especially the best pitchers who may be HOF candidates one day. Why not do the same amount of work and get better results? I guess there is often more money in the AL but if everything is equal and I were one of the better pitchers in baseball, i would probably not want to move to the AL either. And he clearly thinks he wont be as effective in the AL so why would we even want him? Jake peavy says forget about him and I say i NEVER even wanted him in the first place.

  32. vinny-b *GoldenEye 64 = greatest all-time vidgame* December 8th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    “i wouldve loved to have Peavy on this staff”

    you right. That’s you.

  33. TurnTwo December 8th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    “you right. That’s you.”

    yeah, so awful to want to add Peavy to a rotation that currently needs any sort of pitcher at all, let alone a dominant, young pitcher in his prime who’s already got one cy young award under his belt.

    yet the lusting for AJ Burnett and Derek Lowe continues.

    go figure.

  34. dave December 8th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Now, where the heck is cc at? And Pete, you have to post how the meeting last night went and what happened during it if you hear anything – there is so many things that could have happened in that one little discussion I cant even attempt to guess anymore. i heard that cash said it went great but then, another outlet said they are still just waiting for a team on the west coast to come close to the yanks offer (which doesnt sound so great.) And another outlet said that Genske is basically telling the yanks we need more time but please dont pull your original offer. Those are 3 very different messages – Cash basically implies that we are close to signing him while the others say he would rather wait for any team on the west over the yanks or we need the yanks as a safety net and to keep the bar set high.

    My feeling is Genske and CC are now using the yanks: First, the 140 mil sets a price that every other team must approach in order to even have a shot. Second, CC can wait and wait and wait and know that the yanks 140 mil will be there in the end if no other teams “more to his liking” come close. I dont think the yanks should let themselves get played or get used – we should set a deadline and then, pull the offer the day the deadline ends no matter how much they plead. This will destroy the market for CC as without that 140 million marker teams wont even approach it – CC will end up having to make an ultimate decision: does he want 140 million now or does he want to hope that his precious west teams even come close? It is the only way we can make sure that CC doesn’t use the yanks offer to get his way with other teams. And the 140 million CC will realize WONT always be there in the end. I hope cash agrees with me

  35. Bronx Jeers December 8th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Yes that is true but you could take the charge for the first bottle and then just use the empties to to replace the next rounds.

    Like your own personal happy hour.

    I once spent a day in DC trying to replace a jumbo size snickers. Every drug store I went to didn’t carry it. My wife wanted to kill me. But it’s never about the 5 bucks, it’s the principle.

    I think I ended up using a milky way and got away with it.

    Jeers 1
    Hotel 0

  36. frits December 8th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    everyone talks smack about peavy because he doesn’t want to pitch in the NL. guess what: peavy has better #s than wang. so our staff would obviously improve.

  37. Chris from NJ December 8th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Peavy is a quality pitcher, but he does pitch in the greatest pitchers park, in a division with absolutely no offense. CC is still the man, and we won’t need to treat him like a rented mule like Milwaukee because our bullpen is pretty solid. Though I’m warming up to the idea of Sheets + another quality FA for the same price as sabathia.

  38. Nick in SF December 8th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Bronx Jeers, I did the switcheroo trick with Negra Modello (I think) from the mini bar at the El Presidente in Mexico City. No motions sensors, of course. Half the fun was walking around the neighborhood and finding the same beer. And drinking the rest of the six pack for less than the cost of the one beer in the mini bar.

  39. Wave Your Hat December 8th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    In business-speak a “great meeting” or a “very good meeting” simply means you had a meeting and the deal is not yet dead.

    IMO, CC is still hoping to field more offers. There’s no reason to think anything’s close.

    More patience.

  40. CB December 8th, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    “Do they bench Jones in favor of Kemp? What would it take to get 26 y.o. Ethier who was fantastic last year ”

    That’s what Torre did last year so there’s no reason to believe he’ll go back to jones now.

    That was the big thing last year in LA – would Torre play the trusted veterans or the kids.

    Well he benched the veterans and he played the kids. Go figure.

    These trades can’t have any substance. There’s no way the dodgers are going to trade kemp for cano. Cano just isn’t worth that much.

    And forget about adding Kuo. He’s fantastic. Electric arm. Was arguably one of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball last year.

  41. dave December 8th, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    A comment on arbitration:

    So it appear only 2 players accepted arbitration while guys like Varitek and Garland declined it for around 11 million and 14 million respectively. Varitek hit 220 last year while Garland pitched to a 5 era. So it would appear based on these little facts that abreu and Pudge would have probably not accepted arbitration in retrospect. i ACTUALLY thought that since the beginning but my comment now would be in retrospect. Anyways, perhaps the yankees FO and a couple of other teams around the league like the reds and phillies severely underestimated the market.

    What are the chances that garland would decline 14 mil but abreu would accept around 16 mil? Slim. I was shocked when abreu, dunn and burrell were all not given arbitration but it at least implies that all 3 teams were on the same wavelength but perhaps, all 3 made a bit of a mistake.

    Pettitte I have to agree witih as i have since they made the decision – he certainly would have accepted based on the fact that he is haggling with the yanks over the money now and wanted to come back for one year at last year salary around. Not offering Moose arbitration was just botching things up – I guess the FO just forgot.

    Anyway, cash is definitely doing things right so far this year so i am not going to crucify him over minor actions like these – the swisher deal was a surprise and a good one. I somewhat liked the marte deal or at least I wanted to retain the guy for next year. Offeering CC 140 as the opening bid was a bold move and a good one.

    Now, all they have to do is set a deadline. I like that the FINALLY seem to be coming around on sheets now that lowe and burnett are both up to ridiculously obscene demands of 5 years or more. So outside of the arbitration decisions, I feel like cash is headed in the right direction.

    I also like the rumors today that the FO is looking into a possible Cano and Melky for kemp and pitching. Kemp is much more versatile than cano and he is not at a career cross-roads while Melky is probably not going to be at all useful to us next season. Not to mention, there are significantly more options in the FA in terms of second base than the zero options in centerfield. I just HOPE he stays the course (and doesn’t end up getting severely tied down with the CC situation.)

  42. dave December 8th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Turntwo,

    What’s the point about complaining about people that don’t want peavy when peavy has absolutely no interest in us? We all know how good he has been so far but it doesn’t even matter. We might as well just move on and forget he even exists.

  43. dave December 8th, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    CB,

    How about cano and melky for kemp? They may need a center fielder next year and apparently (god knows why) they really like melky. It may be Torre’s influence.

  44. GreenBeret7 December 8th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Jones was lousy while he played last year, but, he also missed a lot with injuries. He had inseason surgery on his right knee (meniscus) and then had left knee patella
    tendonitis. He missed from 23 May to 4 July, again most of August and all of September except for 1 game.

  45. CB December 8th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    “How about cano and melky for kemp? ”

    That’s not close. It’s not even remotely close. Melky is worth nothing.

    It makes no sense from the dodgers perspective.

  46. trisha - CC will opt to be a Yankee. December 8th, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    “Towers made it clear that Peavy has no interest in playing in the American League.”

    SINCE WHEN?????

    :lol:

    Here’s my prediction. Some fans here will STILL talk about getting Peavy!

  47. dave December 8th, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    CB,

    I keep hearing the dodgers actually do like melky and they may have a big hole in center. It may make a little bit of sense to them while making little sense to us. Maybe Torre sees something in melky for the year he broke out with us. he didnt see how bad he played last year. You dont know how highly the dodgers think of meky but i dont think they think he is nothing like we do.

  48. S.o.S. December 8th, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    “Attention fans of the New York Yankees: Forget Jake Peavy.

    Forget. Jake. Peavy.”

    Soooo if we let Peavy pitch in all the interleague games.We have a chance?

  49. dave December 8th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    With jones getting injured every five minutes, they may see melky as the perfect fourth outfielder who is capable of starting for jones in his absence since he was about a borderline between a starter and a fourth outfielder in 2007. He is also cheap and the dodgers may not want to spend alot of prospects on a solid center fielder when they still have one when he is healthy. Plus, there are absolutely no good centerfield free agents if any at all. i THINK it makes more sense that the dodgers want melky than it would first appear.

  50. YankeeDiva December 8th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    As for now, Scott Boras is hiding out backstage. But the ever-gracious Kevin Towers did stop to speak to reporters.
    _____________________

    Pete are you implying that Boras is trying to hide from the media…….is he sick?? LMAO

  51. The Sultan of Insult December 8th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Given a choice, I’d rather talk about Richie Sexson than Jake Peavy.
    Peavy stands as much chance of being a Yankee as Varitek does.

  52. CT Rob December 8th, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Good. We don’t want him! How much of a competitor can he be if he doe not want to pitch in the harder league? Great stuff + No heart = an OK pitcher! We want somebody to handle the big stage and have the nuts to throw the inside heater inside October.

  53. feefooo December 8th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    peavy doesnt have balls. he might be leaning towards that other side if you know what i mean …

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