Buster Olney is speculating about the future of Jake Peavy. He mentions that Peavy wants to be traded to an NL team and mentions the Braves, the Astros, the Cardinals, and Your Milwaukee Brewers. Buster also suggests that the Padres want two young starting pitchers and a center fielder. At first glance, it would appear that the Brewers would not be a good trading partner as we only have one functional center fielder and are a little dry on young starting pitchers in the system. However, it's important to note that to the city of San Diego, we DO have another center fielder. He's bad at baseball, but his last name is Gwynn. Could the Padres be hoodwinked into trading Peavy for some combination of Gwynn plus Bateman and Narveson or Gulin or Narron? Or Jeffress?
Meanwhile, Tom H. is throwing out some names on the short list for manager alongside Sveum. He mentions Cubs broadcaster and former Arizona manager Bob Brenly, former Oakland manager Ken Macha, and ESPN analyst Buck Showalter. Based on his comments, it seems like Sveum has been, or will be, passed over for the job. That's reading between the lines, but it doesn't look good for Dale.
In other, bigger baseball news, the evil Red Sox came back from a 7-run deficit to force a game 6 against the Rays. I sure hope the Rays don't blow the series now, but that was some crazy baseball game.
Over at Brew Hoop Frank Madden has his 2008-09 season preview up. He predicts a record of 37-45. I know Paul thought they'd win 40 when I asked him a few weeks ago. What do you guys think?
This is kind of old news by now, but I was on the road, so I'm going to mention it now. Apparently, Brett Favre has taken a job as Tony Romo's pain treatment specialist. The reports aren't mentioning drugs, but they do all seem to say that Favre told Romo he thought he was one of the top 5 players in the NFL. I wonder who else is on that list. If Romo is #5 and Favre, obviously, is #1, who are 2 through 4?
And here's Devin Harris getting schooled by a short brit in jeans:
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