September 21, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy (44) pitches in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

MLB trade rumors 2013: St. Louis Cardinals talking Jake Peavy with Chicago White Sox

Despite being 62-39, good for a .614 winning percentage, the St. Louis Cardinals are only 1.5 games up on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central division and are in the market for starting pitching.

That has lead them to the Chicago White Sox’s Jake Peavy, who is almost certain to be moved in the coming days. Even Peavy believes so as he brought along three extra pre-packed suitcases for the White Sox’s upcoming road trip.

There are many suitors for Peavy’s services but assuming the most recent rumor from ESPN’s Jim Bowden is true, the Cardinals may have the edge in acquiring the former Cy Young award winner.

According to Bowden, the Cardinals are attempting to bring in both Peavy and shortstop Alexei Ramirez from the White Sox and are offering up some of their most elite minor league prospects to do so:

Cardinals continue pursuit of Jake Peavy and Alexei Ramirez with Carlos Martinez, Joe Kelly and Kolton Wong’s names being mentioned

It’s certainly a hefty price to pay for the Cardinals, assuming it has merit.

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