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08:12 AM ET 06.15 | Credit Jake Peavy for taking a team approach during what has at times been a trying season in Chicago. Peavy feels so good about the Chicago White Sox's pitching staff that he told pitching coach Don Cooper that he's willing to rejoin the Sox as a reliever if needed there. "We're sitting here talking about me coming back, and I'm telling Coop and these guys I'll do whatever needs to be done," Peavy said Tuesday after throwing a bullpen session at Target Field. ... "If I need to go to the bullpen to help out there, we got five starters doing their thing. I certainly think I can be a leader in the rotation as well and be as good as these guys have been. But I'll do whatever it takes because there is no weak link right now on the team."

Chicago Tribune

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June 15, 2011  08:38 AM ET

I'm sorry was that a professional athlete putting the "TEAM" in front of himself ? In this day of egos and me first this is nice to hear. WTG Jake..............

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June 15, 2011  08:53 AM ET

NOT....a prima donna like some players

June 15, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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Sure it's nice of him to say pitch me wherever, but the team is going to have him start.

The question I would ask is why does he keep getting hurt. Is it something in his mechanics that can be easily corrected, or is it that his body cannot handle the stresses of pitching as deep into games as required by starters. Answer this, and the decision to start or relieve is solved.

June 15, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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The question I would ask is why does he keep getting hurt. Is it something in his mechanics that can be easily corrected, or is it that his body cannot handle the stresses of pitching as deep into games as required by starters. Answer this, and the decision to start or relieve is solved.

I do like Peavy's team first approach to the issue however.

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June 15, 2011  09:59 AM ET

This is the way he should be.

June 15, 2011  10:07 AM ET

"We're sitting here talking about me coming back, and I'm telling Coop and these guys I'll do whatever needs to be done,"

The White Sox pitching is average to weak so far. What they need is for Jake Peavy to be the ace that they're paying him to be. Now get to it, buttercup.

June 15, 2011  10:27 AM ET
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"We're sitting here talking about me coming back, and I'm telling Coop and these guys I'll do whatever needs to be done,"The White Sox pitching is average to weak so far. What they need is for Jake Peavy to be the ace that they're paying him to be. Now get to it, buttercup.

My little buttercup, keep me safe and warm...
<flips quarter to the three amigos>

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June 15, 2011  10:43 AM ET

That would be one expensive middle reliever.

June 15, 2011  10:48 AM ET

Two months ago the Sox were garbage, and Ozzie had to go. Chicago sports writing is first-rate all the way around... it's worse than New York.

June 15, 2011  11:17 AM ET
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Two months ago the Sox were garbage, and Ozzie had to go. Chicago sports writing is first-rate all the way around... it's worse than New York.

even the Post?

June 15, 2011  06:35 PM ET

How's that trade looking Kenny?

June 15, 2011  06:42 PM ET
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even the Post?

I don't think anything is worst than the Post (the most widely read tabloid in the world).

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June 16, 2011  10:41 AM ET
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fine if he pitches more. plus, the main piece traded to the Padres, Poreda, was just designated for assignment. so, the trade was fine.

I disagree that the trade was fine.
The Sox traded low cost prospects, in the case of Poreda a valuable prospect, at the time, and have gotten virtually nothing in return. Clayton Richard also went in that dealm and is struggling now, but the Sox could have used him last year. (Richard pitches in the Grand Canyon West which helped his numbers, no guarntee he would have put up those numbers for the Sox, but still.) All the Sox have received is the privledge of handing Peavy ~ $31M in 2010 and 2011. 25 starts so far since July 2009.
Those prospects could have been used on getting a player(s) that could be helping the Sox a lot more and probably at a lower cost.
But like some players in the past, think Griffey Jr., Kenny had a hard-on for Peavy and so far gotten poor return.

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