Why the Cardinals won’t make a serious run for Peavy is left to the imagination.
It could be Peavy’s contract, which isn’t prohibitive, unless Cardinals management believes they’ve already tied up too much long-term money in deals with Chris Carpenter and Kyle Lohse.
It could be the unwillingness to part with the load of prospects that the Padres reportedly are seeking in exchange for Peavy.
Seems like Cardinals are less willing to deal off Rasmus +______+ ______ then I initially thought they might be for a pitcher of Peavy’s caliber. But considering that Peavy is such an injury risk, and is also signed for big $ and long-term, this is a wise non-move for Mo. Unfortunately, the loony birds who don’t know how to say anything but “cheap, cheap” are probably going to come out in full force, especially if he gets traded to a division rival.
Huzzah! First Inning is back!
Arizona Fall League
- Shane Robinson hit a two out RBI double for his only hit in five at bats. He struck out twice.
- Adam Ottavino pitched like a first round pick today. He threw three innings of scoreless ball, allowing four hits, no walks and struck out six. 31/51 of his pitches were thrown for strikes. Box.
Hawaii Winter Baseball
- Off day. Arnoldi Cruz is leading the league with a 1.112 OPS. James Rapoport is hitting .300/.397/.440.
- The Mexican, Dominican and Venezuelan leagues are all taking a sabbath. MLB.com has team by team stat pages for participating winter ball players.