Peavy Might Sign Extension with Padres

Jake Peavy, the (unanimous) National League Cy Young Award winner for 2007, is close to signing a three-year extension with the San Diego Padres. The deal would be worth approximately $17 million dollars, with an option for the fourth year.

Last month, while at PETCO Park, Jake Peavy told anyone who would listen that he “wants to be a Padre for my [entire] career.”

And it will be awesome if he finishes his career there.

“I would say we’re making progress,” said Peavy’s agent, Barry Axelrod. “It’s pretty encouraging.”

If the contract is signed, it would be the largest in Padres history, even more so than the four-year $34 million contract Phil Nevin signed in 2001.

As of right now, Peavy will earn $6.5 million during the 2008 season with the Padres holding an $11 million option on him for 2009.

“I know what I can get on the open market, but if I get to the open market, it won’t be about the money,” Peavy said last month. “This team has given me financial security for this Alabama boy’s life. I’m very comfortable to be where I’m at.”

And who can blame him? PETCO Park is beautiful and spacious. The fans in San Diego are passionate and encouraging. Who wouldn’t want to play in San Diego?

PETCO Park is a pitcher’s paradise. Picture from my photoblog, found here.

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~ by mlb2007playoffs on December 3, 2007.

One Response to “Peavy Might Sign Extension with Padres”

  1. […] Signs Extenstion with Padres Updating the previous story, it looks like Jake Peavy will be a Padre for a long time to come. On Wednesday, the Padres […]

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