Originally Posted by Chez
Right now, it looks to have been a great trade for all three teams involved. Detroit got its long-term solution at shortstop and Boston got a front of the rotation starter for this year and next.
I agree with you on Boston. I liked the effort Peavy gave the White Sox. But I saw an interesting interview with some Boston media the other day. They were talking about playoff rotation and they think Peavy might be their 4th starter. Lester has been really good lately and Bucchholz is due back next week. Now his health is certainly questionable. But these reporters feel Lackey would be the 3rd starter since he has a very good record in postseason whereas Peavy does not. I think Peavy may end up being their best starter in September.