Trade Rumors Surrounding Jake Peavy, Adrian Gonzalez

May 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Fan News

It’s just a week removed from all the trade talks that surrounded Jake Peavy and already there’s another team that seems to have been added to the mix.

Well, not really. But the team was at least mentioned to Jake’s agent Barry Axelrod.

In a coversation with’s Todd Zolecki, Axelrod said that Peavy could very well consider playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.

“I have not discussed Philly with Jake because nobody has asked us to discuss Philly. He has a strong preference to play in the National League. He also wants to play for a contender. Both of those two things play into Philly’s hands. The personnel is awesome. If there is one downside, it’s the geographical difference for him, given that he has made his family home in the San Diego area.”

The question that needs to be answered in order for Philadelphia to even be considered is, do they have the prospects to appease San Diego where Kevin Towers would even listen to a proposed trade?

If the answer to that question is “yes,” then is Peavy willing to move all the way across the country when he’s already made San Diego his family’s home?

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman also had an article out talking about how trading Adrian Gonzalez could land San Diego more than what the Rangers got in return from the Braves when they traded Mark Teixeria.

Heyman asked Padres’ GM Kevin Towers about the possibility of trading their star first baseman, to which Towers replied, “Not at this point in time.”

Can you imagine if San Diego traded Jake Peavy and Adrian Gonzalez in the same season?

How bad of a public relations move would that be, especially after deciding not to re-sign their closer of 16 seasons and future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman after the 2008 season. You lose one face of the franchise, then you trade Peavy who was supposed to be the next face of this franchise along with Gonzalez right after that?

I’ve heard of rebuilding, but this is nothing but a fire sale if these scenarious actually become reality.

Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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