Re: Cliff Lee
Originally Posted by Benihana
Another interesting guy to monitor is Jake Peavy. He has been rocky at best since returning from his injury, but if he puts it together over the next two months and the White Sox continue to flounder, he could be a nice rental to have. His contract expires at the end of this season, and who knows- he could be an easier sign than Cliff Lee.
Per Cot's, Peavy is signed through 2012 with a very expensive 2013 option:
- 10:$15M, 11:$16M, 12:$17M, 13:$22M club option ($4M buyout)
- full no-trade clause for 2010, may block trades to 14 clubs in 2011 and 8 clubs in 2012 (also earns 10-and-5 rights in 2012)
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.