Giants agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with Jake Peavy.
The Giants have a history of doling out silly contracts after winning the World Series and while $12M per yer is probably a standard for now, this is probably the next one they regret. Sure, he posted an impressive 2.17 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 58:17 K:BB over 78.2 innings (12 starts) for the Giants after coming over from the Red Sox last year, but Peavy's recent track record says otherwise. Prior to the 2014 season, Peavy had posted a sub-4.00 ERA just once in four years and had thrown for more than 200 innings in a season just once in his previous six. He's a major injury risk and even though he's just 33-years old, he's a 12-year major league veteran with a whole lot of mileage on his arm. For Giants fans and owners of a cheap Peavy in keeper leagues who are reading this in disgust, just remember the contract they gave Aubrey Huff after the 2010 season and Marco Scutaro after the win in 2012. They say bad things happen in threes, so look to Peavy to be that third.
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