No one knows what goes on behind closed door meetings or on phone calls between Major League Baseball GMs except those few individuals. I would have to imagine that the Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers had to be second guessing himself when he watched Jake Peavy out-duel his ace Patrick Corbin on Saturday night. It was just a few days earlier when Towers was rumored to have a real chance at landing a trade for Peavy. Instead they were beaten by him.
Imagine just for a moment what it would be like for the DBacks if the pitcher that dueled with Corbin on Saturday night was playing right alongside him in the DBacks’ rotation. That could have been the case if Towers had gotten the deal done for Peavy. I realize there were a lot of teams involved and sure the price was ridiculous, but at least on Saturday night Towers had to be kicking himself for not giving up just a little more to get that deal done.
As they sit the Diamondbacks might still be fine. Brandon McCarthy looked pretty good in the DBacks’ loss on Sunday, his first game back from the disabled list. Corbin is still looking great as is Randall Delgado. They could win it all like they are but it will a more uphill battle than it would have been with the addition of Peavy to that rotation.
You can only play the what-if game so long though and the DBacks now have to get busy trying to win as much as they can with the players they have because the N.L. West leading Los Angeles Dodgers are running away from them. Depending on how it all ends, Towers could be thinking about that non-deal for Peavy for the rest of the year and into next season. Oh, what might have been?