Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Angels, Dodgers On Peavy's Short List
“Jake has a strong preference to stay in the National League,” [Peavy's agent, Barry] Axelrod said. “It is hypothetical, but Jake, by any measure, has had a great deal of success in the National League. He has a comfort level with knowing how to approach hitters here.”Via Gaslamp Ball, which points out that Chicago's "winning tradition" might need some work.
Axelrod made one concrete stipulation to any trade scenarios: “Jake would only approve a trade to a team with a solid chance of winning and a winning tradition. Those teams in the National League may be in locations that are more acceptable, or would be.”
He said “the ability or opportunity to win is very important to Jake, and hopefully some sort of coincidence with his and his family's lifestyle.”
Among the cities Axelrod mentioned were Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis.
Peavy and his wife Katie have three boys, one an infant, and this year moved into a home north of San Diego. Because of Peavy's intention to keep his family in San Diego for at least part of the year, Axelrod acknowledged that the Anaheim Angels are one AL club that would draw extra consideration.
If he sniffs an opportunity, he might force San Diego to deal with the Angles. Wood or Kendrick, Adenhart, and Trumbo?