The Red Sox are close to trading starting pitcher Jake Peavy to an unknown National League team.
While a move back to the national League would theoretically help Peavy's value, keep in mind that we are dealing with a player whose peripherals are all declining and has experienced a loss of velocity. Even the prospect of facing a pitcher as opposed to a DH is negated by how poorly he has pitched this year. And then, of course, there's the injury history. Peavy may have a one or two start resurgence with a move to the NL and a favorable change of scenery, but nothing that would be sustainable. He is still a player in decline and a serious risk to your fantasy ratios.ANALYST: Howard Bender