Don’t look now, but a 14-6 record in July may have turned the Seattle Mariners from sellers to buyers at the trade deadline.
Peavy, the 2007 NL Cy Young winner, is 7-4 this year with the White Sox with a 4.19 ERA. While Peavy hasn’t had a dominant season since he won the Cy Young Award with the San Diego Padres, he would be a huge upgrade to the middle of the M’s rotation as Seattle could finally stop the carousel that is the fifth spot in the rotation. With Peavy in the rotation, the Mariners starting group would look like this: Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Peavy, Joe Saunders, and Aaron Harang.
The Mariners have been putting up a ton of runs this month, scoring the most runs in baseball in July. Just 7.5 games out of a wild card spot, the organization is beginning to believe that this team could make a serious run at the playoffs, and Peavy would be a huge boost where the M’s need it most.