The Colby for Peavy talk is heating up.
Aside from salary consideration, Peavy probably would command several top prospects, including center fielder Colby Rasmus and two pitchers. The Cardinals refused to part with Motte in a deal for Atlanta Braves lefthanded reliever Will Ohman at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and were similarly reluctant to ship Perez for Colorado Rockies lefthander Brian Fuentes. However, club sources indicate Peavy’s availability has loosened the organization’s grip on younger talent.
Peavy undoubtedly is an ace, but I worry about his max-effort mechanics leading to another Chris Carpenter-like weight on the team’s payroll, with losing their best prospects to boot. We’ll be discussing this more at FR later in the week, stay tuned.
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- Playing catcher, Stephen Hill T Bone went 1-4 with three strikeouts. He also threw out a runner trying to steal.
- Justin Fiske was roughed up in his AFL debut. He allowed three runs, two earned over an inning on a walk and two hits, including a HR.
- Tyler Norrick allowed a hit and a walk over his scoreless inning of work. He also picked off a runner at 1B. Box
- For Honolulu, Tony Cruz played as the team’s DH and went 1-5 with a triple and struck out twice.
- James Rapoport went 2-4 with a HR. He hit a grand total of three homers during the regular season and has two already in 14 games and is slugging .478. Box
- Jose Martinez hitting lead off and playing SS, smacked two doubles for Aragua. Box
- David Freese went 2-5 for Caribes. Box.