Prima Donna Jake Peavy has rejected trade to the White Sox because he didn’t want to play for Ozzie Guillen, or face American League hitters in a “hitters ballpark”. Welll who the hell needs him? Anybody that skittish belongs in San Diego on a losing team. This should be a warning for the Cubs as well, but they seem intent on overspending anyhow. Anyway, we need some hitters. Gavin Floyd will come around and I like the pitchers we would have given up in this trade.
Just found this great post on Comcast Sportsnet by Chuck Garfien:
And now that Peavy has reportedly rejected the deal, I have to get something off my chest.
If it’s true that what prevented Peavy from coming to the Sox was his concern for playing in the American League, specifically a home run park like U.S. Cellular Field, then you know what…forget him. Let the National League have him.
What’s the problem? Scared???
Yes, teams do score more runs at U.S. Cellular Field. But you know what? One of those teams is the Chicago White Sox, who for the last decade have been pounding the ball into submission on the Southside. They’ll give you more than enough runs of support.
Unless you were pitching today. Or last week.
But the offense will come around. Especially now that the summer weather is here.
And Jake, if you happened to notice, April, May, parts of June, and most importantly, October, can be quite cool here in Chicago, giving the pitcher quite the advantage. Just ask Mark Buehrle.
The Sox ace has pitched for the Sox since 2000. His career ERA on the road is 3.96. His ERA at home drops to 3.61.
And the National League hasn’t exactly been a safe haven for your ERA either. Check out your career ERAs in these N.L. parks:
Chase Field: 5.78
Shea Stadium: 4.65
Coors Field: 4.59
Turner Field: 4.38
Wrigley Field: 3.86
Look, not everyone can pitch in the cavernous Petco Park, where you have enjoyed a 2.71 ERA.
You’re going to have to take your lumps somewhere. The Sox were hoping it was going to be here. Oh well.
So I guess it’s back to the drawing board for Peavy and the Padres. Not to mention Kenny Williams, who is likely already back in his bunker, possibly plotting his next move.
Unfortunately, he won’t be able to top this. Too bad.