Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Stuff: Romero, Peavy, etc.
Ricky Romero underwent some surgeries recently. The first was to clean up some nonsense in his elbow, and the other was to relieve some issues with tendinitis in his hips or thighs or something. Neither were major, and he'll need about six weeks to recover. We can use that as an excuse, I guess.
The White Sox extended Jake Peavy today, which takes a target away from Alex Anthopoulos, just in case he was at all interested in a free agent pitcher. Peavy will get 2 years and $29MM to go along with the $4MM buyout that he receives due to the White Sox declining the $22MM option Peavy had on his contract. Peavy could have become a free agent and probably could have gotten more on the open market.
The Dodgers extended Brandon League for three years and $22.5MM, plus a club option worth $7.5MM (note: hahaha what?) for 2016. This could go down as the worst deal of the offseason, and it's like, day negative 4.
Beyond the Boxscore has a simulated trade between Jon Daniels and Alex Anthopoulos, based on the d'Arnaud for Profar rumors, trading JPA, Brett Cecil and Noah Syndergaard for Derek Holland and A prospect 2B Leury Garcia. Pretty good read.
Finally, the Jays lost Brian Butterfield to Boston this afternoon. Butters was a free agent, but you've gotta think that there's some effect of the Farrell stuff helping out here.