The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox’s have already held discussions about a deal that would send Jake Peavy to the desert, but the price was deemed too high.
Now, with the deadline approaching it appears the two sides have rekindled talks and the Diamondbacks have emerged as the front runner to acquire Peavy, this according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston:
Source: Arizona emerges as front runner for Peavy
Certainly, it’s a bit odd that nobody from Arizona or Chicago scooped this up first but Edes is a respected reporter and is completely believable.
The 2007 Cy Young award winner would be a solid coup for Arizona as they try to chase down the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is very familiar with Peavy as the two spent quite a few seasons together in San Diego and it was Towers, who instructed by the Padres, traded Peavy to Chicago nearly four years ago.
Peavy experienced the best years of his career in the National League West and would likely return to a similar form leaving the hitter heavy American League.