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Will Red Sox rue trading Jose Iglesias for Jake Peavy?

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10:16 AM ET 10.27 | Jake Peavy didn't exactly dominate the Cardinals on Saturday night, giving his manager just enough reason to pinch-hit for him in the fifth inning. Then again, he managed to limit the damage enough to keep his team in a tight game. And so the debate in some baseball circles will continue: did the Red Sox give up too much for Peavy? Or maybe here's the better way to put it: did they not get enough for Jose Iglesias? GM Ben Cherington has been hailed universally for making all the right moves last winter to set the Red Sox' remarkable turnaround in motion, but the in-season trade of Iglesias-for-Peavy may not be remembered fondly years from now in Boston. We'll see. If the Sox win this World Series, the trade for Peavy can always be justified as part of a championship equation, adding pitching depth that was deemed necessary at the time. Or it could come down to what happens in Game 7, if there is one, since Peavy would be on schedule to make that start. And indeed, wouldn't that be quite a referendum on the deal for the 32-year old righthander.

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October 27, 2013  10:46 AM ET

DETROIT got the better of the deal.

October 27, 2013  11:40 AM ET

Babe Ruth was their worst Transaction, Ted Williams was their best!!!

October 27, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Buyer beware.

October 27, 2013  12:05 PM ET

I do not believe for one second that Peavy will start game seven if one is necessary.

October 27, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

DETROIT got the better of the deal.

No question that they did.

October 27, 2013  12:56 PM ET

Probably. But they won't rue keeping Boegaerts over Iglesias.

October 27, 2013  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

No question that they did.

How can you say that at this point? You have no idea what those prospects the Tigers gave up will turn out to be.

October 27, 2013  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

How can you say that at this point? You have no idea what those prospects the Tigers gave up will turn out to be.

Because that's my opinion.

October 27, 2013  02:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Because that's my opinion.

fair enough..........

October 27, 2013  03:51 PM ET

Iglesias looks to be a classic "good field, no hit shortstop", sort of like one the Sox already have.
Peavy is a good average MLB pitcher who helped the Sox win the AL pennant.
Neither is top talent, each filled a need for each team.
Looks like a draw to me, for this season at least.

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October 27, 2013  07:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

DETROIT got the better of the deal.

Even the White Sox got a better deal than Boston. They dumped Peavy's bloated salary and picked up Garcia and three others.

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October 28, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Boston is in the Series.'Nuff said.

Not saying anything is "Nuff said"?

Red Sox in the sereis with or without Peavy.

22 year old Avisail Garcia showed he can play ball, likely for a good long time.
Trade looks great for the W. Sox.

 
October 28, 2013  07:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Boston is in the Series.'Nuff said.

While what you're saying is indeed a fact, that's not what we're talking about.

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