Re: Jake Peavy deal?
posted at 7/30/2013 11:27 PM EDT
Maybe Iggy's "issues" when sent to AAA played a part in this decision. This management team seems to value attitude and chemsitry more than past teams.
I have been a huge Iggy supporter for years. I wanted him as our FT SS at the start of 2012. I'm a bit shocked by this deal. The years of team service favors the White Sox, the contract costs favor the White Sox. The skillset values are a bit uncertain, since much of Iggy's value is potential and not proven, while Peavy's injury history makes his value highly questionable.
Some numbers on Peavy:
After a run of 32, 27, 30, 32, 34, and 27 starts from 2003 to 2008, Peavy has had just one full season of baseball (2012).
His last 4 seasons game's started: 16, 17, 19, 32. He has 13 GS'd this year.
His numbers with the CWS: 36-29 4.00 (ERA+ 108) WHIP 1.155 (8.0 K/9)
2012-2013 combined: ranked 23rd out of 81 SPs in WAR at 5.6
19-16 3.61 WHIP 1.11 (tied for 9th out of 81 MLB SPs and 12th out of 137 MLB SP'ers with 150+ IP from 2012 to 2013 )
T 24th out of 137 in ERA- at 85
- 13:$14.5M, 14:$14.5M
- Peavy receives $15M player option for 2015 if he 1) has 400 IP in 2013-14, including 190 IP in 2014, and 2) is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2014 season. (He has 80 IP so far this year, so it is not likely he reaches 400.)
- as part of the deal, White Sox agreed to pay $4M buyout in previous contract in four installments from 2016 to 2019