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August 1, 2013

Free Agent Watch

Week 18

by Mike Gianella and Bret Sayre


Welcome to a very special episode of Baseball Prospectus Free Agent Watch. We have decided to don our tuxedos and tails and present a trade deadline edition for your general amusement and edification. So sit back, enjoy this brief montage of classic bloopers and exciting plays, and then join us on the other side as we take a look at the players traded at the deadline and the fantasy impact these trades will have on your league.

Oh, and arrows. Lots of arrows!

Chicago White trade RHP Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox for RHP Francellis Montas, SS Cleuluis Rondon, and RHP Jeffrey Wendelken. Detroit Tigers trade OF Avisail Garcia and RHP Brayan Villarreal to the Boston Red Sox for SS Jose Iglesias. Boston Red trade Garcia to the Chicago White Sox to complete the three-team trade.

Jake Peavy

Peavy gets a bit of a park boost moving from the Cell to Fenway Park, but some might be overstating the boost. Most of the benefit will come against left-handers on fly balls; the Cell’s cozy right-field dimensions get swapped out for Peavy on home starts only. Furthermore, at least some of this advantage is negated by the move from the AL Central to the stronger AL East. The Red Sox schedule is relatively soft in the first half of April, but with a significant number of intra-division contests down the stretch, it would be easy to overstate the park differences. Peavy will probably continue to offer the same ERA around 4.00 with a solid WHIP and nearly a strikeout an inning for the Red Sox that he did for the White Sox.

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