Originally Posted by Mr. Jinx
That's the issue though. He hasn't shown anything that with the Sox that suggests he can stay healthy for the rest of this contract. He has been healthy all season once in the past 5 years. Other teams know that too and will bid accordingly.
If teams aren't going to offer the Sox a top prospect for Peavy, then they can stick it. The Sox can simply hold on to Peavy and let him finish out his contract then. Even if next year is a transitional year, there will still be 162 big-league games played, and somebody has to pitch.
Peavy is too good a pitcher to just give away. There's nothing that says he must be traded.