Peavy Vetos Trade
By Benjy Lipsman in News on May 22, 2009 3:20PM
Yesterday ended up being a pretty crappy day to be a Sox Fan. The day started off great, with rumors that the White Sox and Padres has consummated a trade that would bring Cy Young-caliber pitcher Jake Peavy to the South Side in return for a few prospects. By lunchtime, however, clubhouse gossip emerged, saying that Peavy hadn't had any change of heart regarding his desire to remain in the National League -- not good news for the South Side. A 20-1 thumping at the hands of the Minnesota Twins clearly wouldn't help the situation -- it just showed how desperate the Pale Hose are for pitching. Word came from San Diego not long after the final pitch that, in fact, Peavy had vetoed the trade and will remain with the Padres. "San Diego is the place for us," Peavy told reporters at Petco Park yesterday. "We've made that decision for the time being." Meanwhile, Sox GM Kenny Williams needs to formulate his next plan to address the Sox's pitching woes.