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Conflicting views on Peavy trade to the White Sox

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Tom Krasovic, the man who broke the story, does not think the trade will happen today, if ever.

Peavy deal to White Sox not imminent

It’s far more likely that Peavy will start for the Padres on Friday against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park, according to people close to the pitcher.

The reason why Peavy's people think he will stay is because he wants to play in the National League.  Peavy must really like batting because he seems to be putting way too much emphasis on staying in the NL.  I'm sure an American League team would be happy to throw in some batting cage tokens or let him hit some BP now and again.  His real concern is probably facing a line up full of hitters without an easy out of a pitcher.  Well that,  or the fact that girls that root for American League teams are notoriously ugly and no player wants to face them.

Jerry Crasnick talked to Peavy's agent  and also thinks the deal will not go through because of Peavy's preference to pitch in the NL and his new home he built in San Diego.

"If I had to make a bet on it, I would guess that Jake would say he's not ready to take that step today,'' Axelrod said. "But he wouldn't necessarily preclude it at any time in the future.

Of the four players expected to be traded for Peavy only two have been named by ESPN:

  1. Clayton Richard
  2. Aaron Poreda

Peter Gammons, however, thinks the trade will happen today.  Linebrink reassured Peavy that Ozzie Guillen is great to play for.  He thinks the White Sox will pick up his huge option in 2013, which will be a major selling point.  Gammons thinks freeing up the Peavy's contract and getting some pitching might help the Padres sometime in the distant future but assures Padres fans that "they have a long crawl back".  Sweet!