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Peavy to Sox makes sense

Pitching ace shouldn't be afraid of Guillen

Originally Published: May 20, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

Jake Peavy wants to stay in the National League. That makes perfect sense.

Peavy claims he likes to bat, but what he really likes to do is get easy outs from pitchers, pinch-hitters and Punch-and-Judy No. 8 hitters. You can't buy easy outs.

The American League presents a stiffer challenge in theory, but perhaps it's not as much as you think. Through 40 games this season, AL pitchers have a 4.65 ERA, compared to 4.41 for NL pitchers. Last year it was 4.35 compared to ...

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