The Giants finalized their new two-year, $24 million contract with Jake Peavy this week. In the video below, the veteran right-hander discusses his decision to stay with the defending World Series champions:
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Peavy began last season with the Red Sox and posted a 4.72 ERA across 22 starts prior to being traded to the Giants in July. The move back to the National League and a pitcher-friendly home ballpark seemed to agree with him, as he put up a 2.17 ERA and 58/17 K/BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings across 12 starts down the stretch. The 33-year-old threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in the NLDS against the Nationals before scuffling in his final three postseason starts, but the Giants are happy to have him back for 2015. He’ll be a part of a rotation which currently projects to include Madison Bumgarner, Tim Hudson, Matt Cain, and Tim Lincecum.