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Nope. Not yet at least. I’m not sure Peavy will be traded either. The Padres are asking for too much, but let’s play The Devil’s Advocate for a second. “Whoa… Hoo-Hah!” Get it? Cause I was playing The Devil’s Advocate, which starred Keanu and Pacino so I said, “Whoa–” Forget it.  So if Peavy is traded, what would this mean for fantasy baseball? Well, if Peavy is traded to the Braves, the run support gets ticked up. If Peavy is traded to the Yankees, more run support. Frankly, if Peavy is traded to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, he’s going to receive more run support.  Now if Peavy is traded to the Cubs, Yankees, Braves or anywhere, he’ll also be leaving the friendly “can’t-finds a bigger stadium than Petco.” In the end, Peavy is variations of the same pitcher no matter where he gets traded, but the traded variation is definitely a lower-grade Peavy than we’ve seen in the past.

Jake Peavy’s Away ERA in 2008 was 4.28. Home ERA was 1.75. Peavy’s three year average ERA Away from Petco is 3.73 — a full run higher than his home ERA. Sure, 2008 was a down year for Peavy because of an elbow injury. But what makes anyone think an elbow injury is a good sign that Peavy’s 2009 season is going to be better? Is that what you look for in pitchers? No, me either. Now I think all of this will be moot because the Padres want back waaaay too much. (That’s right, four A’s on that way. Watch out!) I’ve read they want from the Braves Jurrjens, Yunel and the hot pitching prospect, Tommy Hanson. Mmmbop… That ain’t happening. Then the Chicago Tribune is talking about a trade of Adrian Gonzalez and Peavy for Derrek Lee, Sean Marshall and Felix Pie. This trade doesn’t even sound that great for the Padres. They want Lee and Pie? Don’t they already have a lack of power?  In the end, I think Peavy stays with the Padres and in Petco. For your fantasy baseball team, you should hope so.

  1. Steve says:
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    Baseball content a go-go!

    You must feel like a lie down.

    Interesting looking at the rookie pitchers. With the possible exception of Devine, there’s virtually nothing there you could safely rely on from day to day and week to week.

    Which, obviously, is why Grey preaches caution with rookie pitchers!

    BTW, finished The Road last night. Gotta say I found it pretty hard to put down – I think it’s because you have to keep reading to see if anything terrible happens to the man or the boy.

    Have you read No Country For Old Men? I’m assuming you’ve seen the movie – I haven’t.

  2. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I had this Peavy traded post written a few days ago and I felt I needed to post it sooner rather than later so it wouldn’t be dated too badly by him actually being traded.

    You love “Waking” Joey Devine. You know you do.

    The Road bore me to pieces. I haven’t read No Country but I heard the movie was pretty faithful to the book and I saw the movie (which I loved) so I don’t see a reason to read the book.

    I’m currently reading the Houdini biography. Dooode, Houdini was a spy!

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    @Grey: Devine is divine, no argument there. We had good times this year, the two of us.

    Thinking I might pick me up some more Cormac McCarthy (along with Kavalier & Clay) when I hit the bookshop today.

  4. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: I feel as though I should like Cormac and I’m not fully confident with my decision to put down On The Road. You really loved it, huh?

  5. Steve says:
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    @Grey: I did really like it.

    I do kind of like that whole bleak, post apocalyptic thing, though (although I hate science fiction).

    I think it maybe depends on when/how you read it. Ideally, I think it would be best read in one sitting. I read it in bed at night which I reckon added to the tension and impact.

    How far through it did you get?

  6. Grey

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    @Steve: Maybe three days of them walking around aimlessly. Maybe it was three weeks. I don’t know. It was getting tedious though.

  7. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: @Grey: Wow, great minds think alike. Sometimes I think just like em.

    Picked up The Road the other day and just started it today. Interesting writing technique.

    Steve, you like that whole bleak post-apocalyptic thing? I’m telling you, read Robert R McCammon’s Swan Song.

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    @BigFatHippo: @Grey: I can see why Grey says what he says about The Road, but I really enjoyed it.

    Read it by yourself at night. Muahahahaha!

  9. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Steve: Yeah, I can def see the bored shitless part. But I’ll finish it. No other choice.

    I read a book from 4 to 6 every day at work, since we have zero customers then. Note to Hippo, lobby for earlier closing time.

  10. Grey

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    @Steve: @BigFatHippo: Houdini’s a mother-effin spy, ya’ll! That beats your walking with a shopping cart on an empty road for 200 pages. Busted!

  11. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Hehe

    What’s that all about? You reading the life and times of Henry (whatever the f his name was) Houdini?

  12. BigFatHippo says:
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    BTW, No Country…..

    Loved the movie, hated the ending. So dissapointed.

  13. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @BigFatHippo: Harry! Like you didn’t love the Tony Curtis biopic of Houdini. In truth, I’m only 20 pages or so into the book so I don’t know if it’s any good. Rudy recommended it though and usually we have similar taste.

    My girlfriend just bought me a 50 minute massage for Friday afternoon. I was like, “Sweet! Do I get a happy ending?” She’s like, “If you want, it’s a guy masseuse.” Zoinks!

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    @Grey: Guess you’ll just have to take matters into your own hands.

  15. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Ha, go for it. You know you wear a man purse.

    Had a happy ending in one of those Japanese parlors one time. The trick is to act like you only have 60 extra dollars. She goes to see the madame, comes back and says “She says you have be real fast.”

    No problem darling.

  16. Grey

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    @Steve: Cute.

    @BigFatHippo: You don’t wear it, you carry it and “it” is called a murse.

    That’s the trick, huh? You should have an advice column.

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    @Grey: A man, above all, must be able to enjoy his own company.

  18. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Is that Oscar Wilde?

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    @Grey: Nothing quite so grand. I just paraphrased a humourous definition of ‘wanker’ that I read once.

  20. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Grey: Sounds more like Larry Flynt.

  21. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: Some would say Wilde was a humorous wanker.

  22. Freak says:
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    As a Cubs fan, I would do that proposed deal in 3 milliseconds.

  23. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Freak: Yeah, I’m sure most Cubs fans would jump at this possibility. But as said above, it doesn’t even really make sense from the Padres perspective so I doubt it happens. Peavy on the Cubs would be an exciting scenario change. It would be nice for a big media club to get to see him pitch.

  24. Steve says:
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    @Grey: Sorry to veer off into the world of popular culture again, but are you an Entourage fan?

  25. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Steve: No worries about veering, but can we talk in the latest post by me. The Top Free Agents for 2008 post.

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