Not going to lie. After watching the 4.1ip of Peavy’s outing last night, I hit the frig for a cold one (and another… and maybe a few more).
After striking out 4 Rays’ batters in the first 2 innings, I thought he had settled down after a rocky start to the season. I guess not. As my co-author has pointed out several times, the transition from the NL to the AL can be rough for starting pitchers. BUT Peavy did look solid for the White Sox last season after coming back from injury. Nights like last night leave owners wondering what is wrong. A higher Whip and ERA is expected in the AL, but 7BB??!! That could be a sign of lingering injuries for a pitcher that has a career BB/9 of only 2.9. Peavy is the ultimate low Risk- high Reward player right now if you can find an owner who is ready to cut ties (I am one of them). I am considering almost a throw-in at this point. Is this going to be a 2008 Verlander-ish season for Peavy or is he just shaking off the rust? I’m still debating.