insidethepadres: Peavy, notes
Credit Moorad for not allowing obstacles to prevent him from acting on his long-term vision. The Padres moved a pitcher who often is very good when healthy, yet one whose contract and ankle injury eliminated many potential suitors.
Peavy deal just came down to payroll
Though Padres CEO Jeff Moorad had repeatedly said, "My preference is not to trade him," and as recently as last Saturday, a preference is not a plan, much less a promise. And a lawyer is a lawyer is a lawyer.
Hoffman's return, comeback victory are afterthoughts on a wild day at Petco
"There's a lotta stuff going on," Hoffman said. "Me coming home is about the last thing." Hoffman paused, mid-delivery. "They lost their ace today," he said. "The fans lost another iconic player in their history."
It Might Be Dangerous... You Go First: Peavy to the White Sox
we have guys who can contribute either immediately or very soon and who have the chance to be part of our Club for many years going forward. We may have to reload, but that doesn't mean we have to take years to do it.
Who's your Padre?: A look at the Jake Peavy trade ...
"The ultimate decision was when the team you're playing for actively keeps telling you they need to move you, and one team comes after you like Chicago did, you're excited to play for a team where you know you're wanted," Peavy said. "This day was inevitable."
Friar John's Blog: Ready joins coaching staff
Ready knows a thing or two about hitting. And he has had success working in player development. Let's hope that means he helps the Padres' younger hitters find consistent success in the Big Leagues.
Padres part ways with oft-injured Prior | padres.com: News
The Padres are cutting their ties with pitcher Mark Prior, who was trying to get back to the Major Leagues following two significant shoulder surgeries in the last three years.
Jake Peavy trade analysis " Another Padres Blog
Anyway, the Padres got great production out of Jake Peavy while he was making very little money, relatively speaking. Now, when he’s going to get paid (and should gradually decline performance-wise), they ship him off for a haul of decent, if not overwhelming prospects.
The Peavy Trade :: Friar Forecast
Basically, the Padres received between $10 M and $20 M of value in return for a currently injured pitcher with a thin build, a violent delivery, and a contract that is not a bargain any more. Yeah, the team did alright here.
PADRES: Padres beat deadline clock, trade Peavy to White Sox : North County Times - Californian 08-01-2009
"The Padres are taking it down and building it back up," Axelrod said. "It was probably going to be two more years of similar progress, and that eats up Jake's prime. ... I don't think there's anybody that didn't know they not only wanted to, but needed to move Jake."
PADRES: Team pulls out Bells, whistles for Hoffman's return : North County Times - Californian 08-01-2009
He hadn't had a conversation with a Padres front-office person until he placed a call to general manager Kevin Towers last week. "This winter with the Hoffy deal wasn't fun," Towers said. "He was a great player for the Padres, but there are times you have to separate the person from the business. "Hoffy was different. We were as close as a player and general manager could be. But we didn't have a lot of dialog this winter and spring. "I did write him a letter and talked about the memories and moments we shared. "I'm so glad he reached out and made that call." Hoffman said it was a call that had to be made. "The ball was in my court," he said. "It was important to do it."
Peaved! An Era Comes To An End
Some say it’s sad. But, it’s a lot more than that. Trading Jake Peavy — having to trade Jake Peavy — puts into full focus just how far the Padres have fallen.
- XX Sports Radio: Trevor Hoffman (MP3) and Chris Young (MP3)
Chrissy's Outfit of the Day - KSWB
Okay, that's a short skirt.
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