Originally Posted by Irishsox1
The reason why I posted it wasn't my hatred of Peavy the person. I didn't hate the guy, I just didn't buy his "tough county boy act".
The Sox traded a lot of players for the guy, signed him to a big contract, he told us that he was tough, talked a lot on the mound bringing attention to himself and then when you need him to pitch like an ace, he can't make it out of the third inning.
The last player the Sox had that reminded me of Peavy was Nick Swisher.
Peavy was 4-1 in August and September for Boston in their pennant drive. That is not terrible for their #4 starter. He obviosuly stunk in game 4 against Detroit but pitched very well in game 4 against Tampa. Obviously here in Chicago he was looked on as our #1 then after Sale emerged #2 starter. At this point in his career he is not that. But Boston having him as a 3 or 4 next year is probably a good fit.