Re: Sorry, but I don't like it
posted at 7/31/2013 1:27 PM EDT
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
I am not surprised the "rah, rah" people who believe the front office can do no wrong love this deal.
In Peavy I see a guy who hasn't won more than 11 games ( and he lost 12 that year!!!)in 7 and a half years. Surely the White Sox aren't that inept as fielders, 8 White Sox pitchers have a lower ERA than Peavy. Looking at W/L totals can be helpful, but this guy is average at best.
Anyone who thinks Jake Peavy will be the answer ( in the way that Schilling and Beckett were the answers in 2004 and 2007 ) is crazy.
At best this guy gets the Red Sox into 3rd place.....which likely won't be good enough. Certainly not worth dealing a guy with a tremendous upside, not fully realized.
Iglesias will join Masterston and Reddick as players we wish we could have back.
"All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." - Harry S. Truman
Sorry, but who cares about his W-L record? If you look at his numbers from last year, you'll see that he had an excellent season.
It's funny how he "at best" gets us into third place...when we're 0.5 out of first without him already. I don't think anyone is expecting him to be Schilling or Beckett, but now we're insured against the possibility that Buchholz doesn't come back this year, and it's better than rolling the dice with Workman/Webster/other rookies or the likes of Aceves in the meantime. I'd say that's worth what we gave up...I'm sad to lose Iglesias and his truly mind-blowing defense, but his numbers were starting to drop like a rock again and this may have been the time to sell high on him.
(Also, don't look now, but Reddick stinks...)