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While recovering from the most severe injury of his career, Jake Peavy has had plenty of time to reflect on what went wrong.
From now on, he’s going to listen to his body talk:
“Absolutely, I’m going to listen to my body,” said Peavy during a recent interview with MLB.com. “You have to do that. I’ve learned that through this whole thing.
“Listen to your body a little bit better than I did. Be a little more honest with yourself when you are feeling something. I let something get quite a bit out of hand, and it led to an unfortunate ending to the season.”
Peavy deserves most of the blame, but Ozzie Guillen was also complicit in the matter. He had pondered skipping a Peavy start at the end of May after he referred to a tired arm, but he let Peavy talk his way back into the rotation. He didn’t exactly impress in a win against Tampa.
Guillen hasn’t been a fan of hiding/downplaying injuries in the past (Cliff Politte comes to mind), but there were warning signs besides mediocre results. Hopefully he’ll learn something from this, too.
*Joey Cora should have gotten more consideration for the Mariners job, says Doug Padilla. The job ended up going to Eric Wedge. And Wedge will be reunited with Milton Bradley, which should be fun.
*Larry at South Side Sox lists his top 11 White Sox prospects, and it’s a very good read. I’m going to hold off until closer to the book, only because a Kenny Williams trade is bound to ruin anything I do now.
*J.J. takes an in-depth look at Gordon Beckham’s season.
Arizona Fall League:
- Phoenix 7, Peoria 3
- Jared Mitchell singled twice and struck out once in four at-bats.
- Eduardo Escboar went 1-for-4 with a walk.
- Poor follow-up on a poor debut for Henry Mabee, who allowed three runs on four hits and a walk in one inning of work.