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    White Sox GM Kenny Williams thought he had made a deal for San Diego Padres’ ace Jake Peavy a little over a month ago.  But Peavy rejected the trade.  Right after that, Peavy went on the DL with a strained tendon in his right ankle, but Williams never gave up his pursuit of the former Cy Young winner.  And right before the trading deadline on Friday, Williams’ efforts paid off with a steep price (Clayton Richard and Aaron Poreda are involved in the deal).  Peavy made 13 starts for the Padres in 2009, going 6-6 with a 3.97 ERA.  He is expected to be ready to pitch by the end of August, but the White Sox will proceed cautiously with their new “ace”.

    Clayton Richard has been coming into his won of late.  In his last 2 starts against the Rays and Tigers, Richard pitched 8 innings allowing just 1 ER in each game.  Aaron Poreda is considered to be the White Sox best minor league pitching prospect, and he has shown how good he can be in 10 appearances during the 2009 MLB schedule.  Poreda has a 2.45 ERA, giving up 9 hits and 8 walks in 11 innings of relief work.  The White Sox also gave up young pitchers Dexter Carter and Adam Russell in the deal.

    Assuming Peavy is healthy, you have to think that the White Sox should have what it takes to overtake the 1st place Detroit Tigers in the AL Central race.

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