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Jake Peavy, White Sox ... closer?

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08:15 AM ET 03.19 | Jake Peavy has been around injury long enough to ponder all sorts of things. He's not quite ready for it at this point, but the thought has already crossed his mind: When his time is done as a starter, [Peavy] might let it all hang out as a closer. "If I can't stay healthy for 200 innings, if somebody says something about closing or being a reliever, I can do that, I can be a reliever," the White Sox pitcher said on Saturday. "How do I know that? I can be a reliever because I think I can. That's the bottom line. I can do something because I believe I can do it. If it comes down to that, I'll do it because I love this game." ... "If I'm healthy, I'm a starter at heart. But down the road? There's no doubt I have thought about it.

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March 19, 2012  08:47 AM ET

They better not make him a reliever this year considering he's making $17 million.

March 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They better not make him a reliever this year considering he's making $17 million.

True, you wont get any insurance money if he doesnt spend time on the DL vs him relieving for a whole season...

March 19, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Whatever decision Kenny makes will be the right one, and we'll all be enlightened by it. He knows what's right. Just ask him.

March 19, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Whatever decision Kenny makes will be the right one, and we'll all be enlightened by it. He knows what's right. Just ask him.

This would be Ventura's decision.

March 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They better not make him a reliever this year considering he's making $17 million.

Hey, there's some middle relievers making 12 mil a year.

March 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hey, there's some middle relievers making 12 mil a year.

Well, one.

March 19, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hey, there's some middle relievers making 12 mil a year.

Not 17 though.

March 19, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This would be Ventura's decision.

A distinction without a difference, really

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March 19, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A distinction without a difference, really

Really? I didn't know Williams made the lineups.

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March 19, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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Yes, that's more than the Phillies gave Paps...............

There's a questionable signing.

March 19, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

They better not make him a reliever this year considering he's making $17 million.

If he gets shut down again this year they may have no choice but to banish him to the bullpen, ala Kerry Wood. His arm doesn't appear to be able to handle the innings anymore.

March 19, 2012  11:49 AM ET

peavy its trying to get the easy out, big money in this year but he its trying to confuse the GM with this type of words, what?? he its trying to be the white sox closer?? i thought he was a starter what happen? peavy can't handle the starter job??

March 19, 2012  11:50 AM ET
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You were a fat underachieving creampuff. The Bulls wasted a draft pick on you

What do you mean "were"? I'm twice the size now that I was when I was playing. You gotta keep up!

March 19, 2012  11:52 AM ET
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Really? I didn't know Williams made the lineups.

Oh, you didn't? Yeah, right after he lays out Robin's clothes for him in the morning but before he packs his lunch for that day.

March 19, 2012  12:08 PM ET
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If he gets shut down again this year they may have no choice but to banish him to the bullpen, ala Kerry Wood. His arm doesn't appear to be able to handle the innings anymore.

He did pitch 5 scoreless the other day. Of course that isn't really indicative of anything long term, but it's better than getting shelled I guess.

March 19, 2012  12:38 PM ET
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They better not make him a reliever this year considering he's making $17 million.

How can he live on that? Eat day old bread and surplus cheese? It ain't fair.

 
March 19, 2012  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

He did pitch 5 scoreless the other day. Of course that isn't really indicative of anything long term, but it's better than getting shelled I guess.

I don't think that he thinks he can hold up over an entire season.

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