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The Anatomy of a Deadline Deal

Last week, I received an email from a friend who wanted to know what I thought of the Peavy deal: “I'm trying to figure out if the Peavy deal was fair, or if we just (screwed up) by giving him away for a bunch of guys with unproven potential.” As I began to type out an answer, I kept stopping as I thought of more and more variables that played into this particular situation. Eventually, I just wrote back “T ...

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White Sox Acquire Avisail Garcia, 3 others for Peavy

The White Sox finally pulled the trigger on a deal sending Jake Peavy to Boston in a three team trade that also included Central division rival Detroit. Boston sent prospects J.B. Wendelken, Francellus Montas, and Cleuluis Rondon to the White Sox and top shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. The Tigers sent out Avisail Garcia to the White Sox and Bryan Villareal to the Red Sox in the deal. Avisail ...

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White Sox dodge sweep when Tigers come to town

(Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP--Miguel Cabrera) After losing the series to their division rivals the Chicago White Sox (40-59), the Detroit Tigers (56-45) came to U.S. Cellular with a must-win attitude. And unfortunately for the Sox, who had just come off a successful run against the leading Atlanta Braves, the Tigers succeeded in taking 3 out of 4 games in this week’s series. Monday, July 22—Tigers 7, Wh ...

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Garza Dealt, What’s Next for White Sox, Peavy

Monday afternoon the Cubs dealt star pitcher, Matt Garza, to the Texas Rangers. This move should have come as no shock to Cubs or Ranger fans alike as Texas and the North Siders had been courting each other for weeks trying to work out a deal. When that deal was made, it caused quite a stir among baseball circles . Jeff Passan said via twitter that the Rangers probably upped their offer at the last minute d ...

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Sox Top Braves To Open Second Half

The White Sox opened the second half with a series win in Chicago over the visiting, first place, Atlanta Braves. The Sox came into the break dropping two of three to the Philadelphia Phillies and were looking to take away a series from Atlanta who were 5-5 in their last ten before the series, and are single handedly responsible for the Phillies feeling like they may contend for the playoffs this fall. Game ...

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Jake Peavy Wouldn’t Reject a Trade

According to MLB Trade Rumors Jake Peavy told Comcast Sports net's Inside Look that he has "no problems being moved to who is in contention and trying to win a World Series." These comments most likely come in the wake of general manager Rick Hahn demanding improvements in the team and publicly stating that the team doesn't want to sell at the deadline, however if things keep going badly then the White Sox ...

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Preview: White Sox @ Angels

Finally the White Sox walk away with a series win after defeating the Minnesota Twins in two of three games in Minnesota. However, Robin Ventura and the boys will look to keep things rolling as the Pale Hose head to Anaheim to take on the Angels for the second time in a week. The first series didn't go the way the Sox would have liked as it took a one-hit performance from Chris Sale to knot the Sox their on ...

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Peavy Tough in Win Over Rays

It's happening White Sox fans! The White Sox won their second consecutive game last night to give them their first win streak in what feels like forever. The key to the win last night was the same as their series opener's win: jump on the starter early. The starter for the Rays, Roberto Hernandez (formerly known as Fausto Carmona), pitched a solid game until the Rays actually got him some run support. Once ...

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White Sox Drop the Ball, Swept in Shortened Series with Minnesota

With the White Sox being in fourth place before the series with the thought to be lowly Minnesota Twins, Robin Ventura was looking for a three game pick me up that turned into a wake up call for himself and the front office in Chicago. The Sox were swept by a team considered to be one of the worst in Major League Baseball and now sit in last place in the American League Central with a 7-10 record. The White ...

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Sox, Jays were close to Peavy deal in Offseason

Today a story broke via Aaron Gleeman on HardballTalk saying that the Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulus was close to acquiring the right-hander in October. According HBT's source Shi Davidi the Blue Jays would have traded for Peavy and exercised his $22 million option had the deal gone through. Davidi was not clear on who the White Sox would have received, however the Blue Jays would not acquire Peavy and would g ...

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