Jake Peavy Doesn’t Want To Be A Red Sox, But Would Play For The Yankees
Posted by Mike on November 4, 2008
San Diego general manager Kevin Towers confirmed at the GM meetings that pitcher Jake Peavy, whom the Padres are willing to deal, would not approve a trade to the Red Sox.
“At this point in time,” Towers said, “that’s probably (the case). I don’t think it has anything to do with the Red Sox; they’re a great organization. Only Jake can tell you why. I couldn’t tell you why they’re off (the right-hander’s list of acceptable teams) and (the New York Yankees) are on.”
Peavy, who has a full no-trade clause, would consider a trade to only two American League teams, the Angels and the Yankees, Towers said.
To approve a trade to the Yankees, Peavy would probably ask for a new contract comparable to whatever Sabathia gets. Towers said he didn’t think that would be necessary if he can strike a deal with the Angels.