MLB Trade Rumors

Trade Rumors: San Francisco Giants Targeting Jake Peavy?

May 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy (44) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

May 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy (44) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB trade deadline is quickly approaching, and the San Francisco Giants have been linked to several starting pitchers around the league. Without much cap flexibility and without many intriguing prospects, the Giants are somewhat strapped and might have a difficult time acquiring a big-name pitcher such as Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, or Philadelphia Philles pitcher Cliff Lee.

However, the idea of the Giants trying to acquire Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has started to float around in trade rumors. A trade for Peavy would probably make more sense for the Giants than trying to trade for another starting pitcher for several reasons.

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