Originally Posted by blandman
There goes the trade leverage on Peavy. No one is giving up blue chips for him now. We'll have to wait for the offseason, and then it's only a year left on his deal so we're not getting anything decent for him. Should have traded him already. Deal immediately becomes a loss since we're not competing. It's wasted money now.
If we were going to trade him before now then there was no point in re-signing him in the first place. As others have noted, we got a bargain in his contract and there is always an injury risk, especially with pitchers. Saying we should have traded him before now is a textbook example of Monday morning quarterbacking.
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