Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Padres Put Peavy On The Block, Other Roster Notes
- Amazing-But-True Stories Dep't: The Pad People are shopping ace Jake Peavy:
... Peavy ceases to [be] a bargain in 2010, when his salary climbs to $15 million and increases from there. If the team picks up its option for the 2013 season, Peavy will receive a $22 million salary.The Angels might be interested, but I sort of doubt they have the players to get a deal like this done, especially with them needing to hoard all the offense they can now that Mark Teixeira is an unknown for 2009 and beyond.
"He wanted to be here, to make this his home," Peavy's agent, Barry Axelrod, said of the pitcher's mind-set last December. Axelrod noted that he had to be a "hard core agent" at the time, because Peavy was willing to go overboard in making concessions to stay in San Diego.
"Now we get hit with this," Axelrod said. "If he's here, he's going to make a significant portion of the team's salary. And if this is going to be a long-term build from within, it doesn't make sense to have Jake here if that's what they're going to do. If you're going to win 75 games a year, why pay him all that money?"
- Not to make this San Diego Central, but the Padres are filing a grievance against Khalil Greene because of a self-inflicted hand injury (he punched a storage cabinet after a July 30 strikeout) that cost him the last two months of the season. The team wants to recover up to $1.47M of his salary.
- Also, the Padres will offer Trevor Hoffman yet another contract, terms unknown.
- Among teams still playing, Mike Lowell will undergo hip surgery Monday, ending his season.