Wow! I am shocked at how well Peavy is Pitching!...Three Quality Starts in a row and they were all against good offensive teams...at Texas, Detroit and The surprisingly good Baltimore Orioles...Peavy looks like he is out to prove that he still can be a solid starting pitcher!
@mynutzurchin I just watched most of the game on tv (huge Orioles game) and he was pretty sharp. Fast ball was around 92-93 with good command and his slider had some real sharp break to it. I had him on my bench but will definitely be starting him in his 2 start period next week.
Peavy did this last year too. Came out really strong, then tailed off because he was hurt...again. If he can stay healthy and pulls off something any near that stretch between 04-07 (minus 06')' I'll be stoked.
Even though I think it's only a matter of time before he hurts that arm,he's looked great in his 1st 3GSs.Gotta love that 21:2 K:BB ratio.It also helps that the White Sox are getting surprising offense from A.J.,who hit #4 last night,DeAza's been great getting on base.What's up w/Konerko,this guy gets better by the yr.I'd pick Peavy up while he's healthy but he's owned in the lg.I need him in
I am glad that Jake Peavy was still available in my league to pick up. With an ownnership rate of 82% (at the time of these posted comments) it shows that there is some hesitation in owners picking him up, but adding him for the double starts next week (04/23/2012 - 04/29/2012) looks like a good play. Like another poster said he may even regain that '04 to '07 form (sans '06) which would be a huge boon to owners who recently added him and still have the potential to add him.
There seems to be alot of pessimistic comments on Peavy...Why not be an optimist and give this guy the benefit of the doubt...afterall he has a proven track record of being an "ACE"...Yes he got injured and might get injured again but then again that can happen to ANY athlete at ANY time...just look at a Bo Jackson..one play ended his career..Peavy just might prove all you doubters wrong...remember hindsight is always 20/20...Personally I am rooting for any player who comes back from injury and performs well...
The Peavster must be peaved off about the last couple of seasons. The man is on a mission. His past 3 matchups are no slouches. If he is available in any league to this point, you best jump on the bandwagon. He took some bad breaks in the Texas game on some fielding blonders and pitches that had no business being base hits. His location is locked in and like MUDVAYNEGUY2 mentioned his velocity is around 92-93. Pitch count has exceeded 100 pitches in all starts and no fatigue. I'm SOLD!!!
I selected Peavy Friday morning in the FAAB thing for $5. I thought someone would outbid me, but he's on my team. There's a decent chance he'll be an ace on my staff if he stays healthy (a big if), but regardelss, the investment is worth it He's teased us before, but if he lasts for a significant stretch, I'll be tickled.
Ace pitcher? Maybe. He had a brief brilliant stretch last year before succumbing to another injury. He can be an ace if he stays healthy, but that's a big 'if'. He's worth the gamble. What do they say? High reward/low risk? If he keeps on going, you could have a top 10 pitcher on the cheap. If another injury crops up (likely), you've lost little. A working definition of ace is a significantly above average pitcher over time. Peavy can't meet that criterion unless he stays active.
Sure he pitched well against the Rangers. Hope he continues that level of pitching as he's on my team. However, I have little confidence he can stay healthy. It's the health factor that'll probably doom his chances of regaining ace status, not his clearly recognized talent.