Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Marlins, Braves, and Giants have all expressed interest in free agent starter Jake Peavy, though Rosenthal adds that Miami will only become a realistic option for Peavy if Dan Haren retires.
Peavy did well to resurrect his dwindling free agent value in the second half of the 2014 season, posting a 2.17 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 78 2/3 innings for the Giants after a July 26 trade from the Red Sox. He had a rough 4.72 ERA in 124 innings with Boston.
The 33-year-old right-hander should be able to find a two-year deal.
Edinson Volquez just signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Royals.
The Dodgers just traded starting pitcher Dan Haren to the Marlins in a multi-player swap and are now ready to spend some money to fill the vacancy.
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the the new-look Los Angeles front office has been “talking to free agent starting pitchers, including Jake Peavy” about joining an LA rotation that already includes Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. And prospect Andrew Heaney, acquired from Miami for Haren and Dee Gordon, could be ready to contribute in a big way by the early part of the summer.
Peavy found new life this past season after the July 26 trade that sent him from Boston to San Francisco, posting a 2.17 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 58/17 K/BB ratio across 78 2/3 innings for the Giants.
The 33-year-old right-hander obviously likes pitching in the National League West.
Jake Peavy, who bought a duck boat least year when the Red Sox won the Series, was reported a couple of weeks ago to be in the market for a San Francisco cable car if the Giants won. That’s going down, and TMZ reveals Peavy’s plans for the thing:
We spoke with Jake’s brother Luke Peavy, who tells us the whole thing is still a “work in progress” — but they’ve already got the plans drawn out.
Here’s the deal … the Peavy family owns a 5,000-acre estate in Alabama called Southern Falls Plantation — and the goal is to ship the cable car over to the property.
“Once it’s in ‘Bama, it will be turned into a mobile bar in Southern Falls,” Luke tells us.
Next year I hope Peavy goes to the Angels, wins the World Series and promises to buy the Queen Mary.
The Giants are going to lose, in all likelihood, Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong. Or at least one of them. Maybe both. That leaves Madison Bumgarner and Tim Hudson as locks. Matt Cain if he’s healthy. Likely Yusmeiro Petit and . . .
Lincecum wasn’t used much in relief in the playoffs. He has been fighting it for years now, but it still seems like the Giants’ best bet would be to have him in the rotation.
Madison Bumgarner joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” last night. His laconic, country dude thing works pretty well in contrast to Fallon’s thing.
They talked pickup trucks. He said he and Jake Peavy were going to cut an album. Or maybe not.
And he gave Fallon some underwear.