Knowing the National League West is ripe for the taking, the Arizona Diamondbacks appear dead set on adding starting pitching depth and have their eyes set on Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox.
Per Buster Olney of ESPN:
Diamondbacks are among the teams talking about Jake Peavy, and CWS have had scouts on hand at Arizona games; they’ve seen Randall Delgado.
The White Sox have been more than open about their desire to shed some big names with bigger salaries, but have also suggested that they want ready or near ready Major League talent in return – a hefty price for most teams.
Peavy of course is no stranger to the National League West as he spent eight seasons with the San Diego Padres, winning a Cy Young award in 2007.
Now 32, the Alabama native boosts a 4.30 ERA through 67 innings, but a return to the cavernous parks of the National League West would almost certainly reduce those numbers.
The Diamondbacks have hinted they have no plans to trade any of their near ready Major League starting pitching in exchange for Peavy.