Don’t Trade Jake!!!

Uh oh. Here come more problems for the Padres fan. With the imminent sale of the Cubs, the trade talks for Jake Peavy are heating up again.

The talks during the fall were pretty stressing. First we negotiated with the Braves for a long time. It didn’t go through, though Atlanta was able to put together a fairly good package. Then we started talking with the Cubs. The talks intensified during the winter meetings to the point that it looked absolutely certain that he would be traded by the end of that week. But on the last day, the Cubs backed out.

Things were pretty quiet after that. The club said that they would no longer be shopping Jake, but they said that teams could approach them. So, I think Padres fans have kind of assumed that Jake will be the Opening Day starter. Well, at least I hoped that. But now, with less than three weeks until Spring Training, the talks are starting to pick up again.

Now, I believe we are over our $40 million budget right now. I mean, it’s not easy to built a team on that little. But if we trade Jake, we would shed $11 million. It almost looks like we have no choice but to get rid of him. But we really shouldn’t. Two words: the fans.

We’ve already lost two of our stars, our fan faves in Trevor Hoffman and Khalil Greene. Petco Park has these huge posters of our star players around the outside of the park. We’re already going to have to replace two of them.
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We do not want to have replace three of them. I don’t know who they will replace them with though. We already have an Adrian Gonzalez one somewhere. I think they should put up a Kouz one, and maybe Chris Young. Anyways, as Jen would say, I digress.

Point is, as soon as the Cubs get officially sold, the talks with the Padres will probably pick up big-time. Sounds like the Cubs already have a lot of pieces lined up. This deal could very well get done in the next few weeks. Now that would be plain sad. We need our ace. We NEED him. It would not be fair to him or his family to move him right before Spring Training starts. I just want him to stay. I don’t care if he takes up a lot of our salary. He’s the guy now. The Padres’ biggest star, and the one who will draw the most fans. That’s bad for the front office, though, because Jake only pitches every five days. Oh well. The Padres need this guy, on the field, in the clubhouse, and in the community. We’ve lost a lot this offseason. Stop it, Padres. Keep Jake. Keep your fans coming to the stadium. If you trade Jake, you’re going to be hard-pressed to get a good crowd this year. For the sake of your fans and your players, don’t trade Jake.  

9 Comments

Kaybee – I don’t know if this well help – but the Cubs sale is going to take a while to complete. There are courts involved and the IRS. So…..if it does it might help the Padres keep Peavy because by then the season will have started and the Padres management will realize that Peavy is to valuable! Ok – does that help??

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Someone probably just made up the whole thing about talks resuming because nothing’s going on.
http://imbringingdiamondback.mlblogs.com

And hey, we overspent our budget too!

Kaybee,
I sincerely hope that Peavy stays with the Padres. You’re right… he needs to! If the talks didn’t work before, hopefully they won’t work again!
-Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

I’m sure Padre fans want Peavy but does Peavy want to play in San Diego. If h went to the Cubs he could win 20 vs. winning 10 with the Padres’ bad offense. No offense.

Bob, http://bostonsports.mlblogs.com/

Well Kaybee. It’s back. Nice picture btw.
Cubs won’t leave Jake alone! We really, really need that guy. He’s the only fantastic pitcher we have. If this trade were to be true, he will be our 3rd Padre to leave. What a mess! Very frustrating for San Diego right now.http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

You guys keep Peavy away for the Cubs, please. Thanks from the Cardinal fans.
-Kathy

http://redbirdchatter.mlblogs.com

Hahahaha I love that I’m the reference for “I digress.” Yay! I really hope Peavy doesn’t leave. You’ve already been through enough with Trevor! That and the fact that I don’t want the Cubs to have another great pitcher. They already have Zambrano.
Jen
http://ajroxmywhitesox.mlblogs.com

I would love to see Peavy stay with the Padres. After Roy Halladay, he is my favourite pitcher, and it hurts to see these guys leave due to money. I think the Padres will have to let him go due to his salary, but hopefully you can get a few young stars in return. Like you said, he only pitches every fifth day, so maybe a new everyday player will be the new fan favourite…at least for a few years and then he becomes too expensive!! Welcome to small market baseball. :) Good luck this season.
http://icemansports.mlblogs.com

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