Friday, December 26, 2014

"We don't get to the postseason without him"

That's Bruce Bochy talking about Jake Peavy -- a truly masterful deadline move by the front office. Joe Panik and Jake were the keys to the Giants overcoming their mid-summer swoon.

Chris Haft of mlb.com reports that Peavy could have gotten more than the 2-year $24 mil he's getting to stay in SF...

 

"How could you not, as a professional athlete, want to be a part of what we have here now?" he said rhetorically. "I wanted to be in a situation where I felt I could win. Once you've won, it re-energizes you."
Peavy energized the Giants by winning six of his last seven decisions, accelerating their drive to the National League's second Wild Card berth. He was widely renowned as the season's best Trade Deadline acquisition.
"We don't get to the postseason without him," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said of Peavy, 33. "I don't think there was a better move in baseball."
Peavy's performance with the Giants offset his 1-9 record with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts for Boston. Overall, he finished 7-13 with a 3.73 ERA in 32 starts. "I'm going to show up in Spring Training expecting to do even better than I did," Peavy vowed.

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