Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bill Hall: Bad at baseball, awesome at rumors

Let the Tony Gwynn Jr for Jake Peavy rumors commence on the Urinal's Brewers blog comments.

According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Brewers "are now said to be interested in Jake Peavy." Peavy's agent Barry Axelrod said, "I haven't been asked about the Brewers, although we've heard there was some interest before that didn't come to fruition."

It's possible that this rumor stems only from the speculation of Brewers third baseman Bill Hall. ESPN's Peter Gammons wrote on Sunday: "Hall believes the Brewers will be in on Peavy, when and if he goes on the market." I haven't seen any recent articles actually reporting talks between the two teams. Still, the speculation is logical.

My thoughts? Once it comes time to start shopping Peavy the Brewers will be ten games behind the Cubs and not interested in renting a player. Peavy in March makes sense for this club. Peavy in May will be a non-starter.

EDIT: Asok rightly points out Peavy is signed for 3 more years ($52 million), so this would not be a rental. It doesn't change where I stand on it. The Padres are fairly weak up the middle but I don't think JJ and/or Weeks net you Peavy.


Asok said...

How is Peavy a rental? He is signed through 2012 with an option for 2013.

E.S.K. said...

Shit, that's right. I'll update it to reflect my intelligence.

PaulNoonan said...

Given our owners stated stance on budgetary concerns, there is no chance that this is true.

Chris said...

If Jeff Suppan is abducted by aliens and never seen again do we still have to pay his estate?

That is the only way I see freeing up money to make this happen.