After Jake Peavy won the 2013 World Series with the Red Sox, he bought a Duck Boat. After he won with the 2014 World Series with the Giants, he bought a cable car. That all seemed odd until you realized that he basically lives in a theme park.
Really, his ranch/plantation/farm or whatever you want to call it down in Alabama is all about big displays, as you can see in this behind-the-scenes video of Peavy’s abode below. And no, the Duck Boat and the cable car don’t appear, but there are enough other fun things. Like his light-up bowling alley. And his old west town. And the baseball bat light fixtures which, actually, would be pretty easy to make and why on Earth have we not all made them yet?
Rockies, Trevor Story agree on two-year, $27.5 million contract
Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.
This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.
With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.