Jake Peavy has been put on the disabled list with some kind of ankle tear, for which he’ll need a cast. The team is saying he’ll be out at least a month. In the meantime, the Padres are just a couple of games below .500 and are in third place in the National League West (though they’re 11 games behind the first-place Dodgers).
I wouldn’t say I’m “happy” that he’s hurt because I don’t want to seem like one of those crazy people that wishes harm on athletes. But just from the perspective of a fan who is completely and utterly pissed at the Padres franchise, I love that Peavy is hurt. They tried to trade him for the past few months and quietly whined about how much he’s due even though dealing the former Cy Young winner would be the nail in the coffin of fan interest for the next few years. Everyone is already pissed about Trevor Hoffman, and that would have just made it worse.
So now, instead of pitching every day as trade bait while the front office hopes he’ll pitch well enough for a shit team to draw some kind of crazy offer, he’s going to get to collect that paycheck the team hates paying and isn’t going to risk his career for a bullshit team run by a bullshit front office.
Listen, I have loved this team my whole life, but this situation is going too far. Sometimes you gotta be tough with the ones you love. So Jake, enjoy the rest, and don’t rush back. Fucking Padres.
By the way, Acqua Al 2 is a fantastic Italian joint in downtown San Diego. Jaker clearly enjoys it. Just thought I’d throw that out there.