Peavy in Fenway?

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    Peavy in Fenway?

    How do we see Peavy performing in Fenway?

    Compared to U.S. Cellular Field it's a much more pitcher friendly environment over the last three years (105 Pf to 125 Pf). 

    Additionally, the Fens are much tougher on lefty power (something Peavy struggled with) than U.S. Cellular with a 92 vs 109 LHR/Pf in 2012, and power in general with a 97 HR/Pfvs. 116 HR/Pf in the same year.

    Given that Peavy's issues in Chicago have been with left handers (a high platoon differential) and home runs, do we see an ERA improvement? Or is that offset by the fact that Fenway is a superior doubles park?

     
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    Re: Peavy in Fenway?

    In response to zbellino's comment:

     

    How do we see Peavy performing in Fenway?

    Compared to U.S. Cellular Field it's a much more pitcher friendly environment over the last three years (105 Pf to 125 Pf). 

    Additionally, the Fens are much tougher on lefty power (something Peavy struggled with) than U.S. Cellular with a 92 vs 109 LHR/Pf in 2012, and power in general with a 97 HR/Pfvs. 116 HR/Pf in the same year.

    Given that Peavy's issues in Chicago have been with left handers (a high platoon differential) and home runs, do we see an ERA improvement? Or is that offset by the fact that Fenway is a superior doubles park?

     



    I think Peavy will continue to be Peavy if he can stay healthy but with three additional advantages. 

     

    #1 Jake should get more consistent run support which could be huge for a guy that already has a 1.18 career WHIP and solid tools.  Thats why I liked Garza so much.

    #2 A great core of veterans around him in Lester, Clay, Demp and Lackey.

    #3 Farrell and Nieves

    My only concerns are injuries which is always a risk and how he handles the pressure.  He has done well against AL East teams so I don't see the pressure getting to him even if he is facing our division a lot more frequently.

     
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    If he has problems then maybe he can pull an Eckslery and become a closer.

     
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    I wouldn't think a move to closer would be something the Sox would consider unless he was DOA. It would involve him getting shelled to the point of being put in the pen, then working his way back up. 

     

    Yeah, he could still be Peavy, but the point I am trying to make is that his peripheral numbers will improve greatly around those solid core metrics like WHIP simply by changing venues. 

     

    U.S. Cellular is a launching pad compared to Fenway. Anyone agree? Disagree?

     
     
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    I like the Peavy trade.  His contract is affordable and Boston only gave up Iggy (who will be missed).  

    Cliff Lee would have cost Boston too much money (Lee's remaining contract) and top prospects (e.g. Bogaerts).

     

     
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    He is coming to a winning environment. He's being reunited with his former team mate and his former pitching coach,so the comfort zone will an insulated one. He will heart from more than one fan if he stinks the joint out and he won't be the first star to receive this treatment, Williams was booed,Yaz was booed, Nomar was booed and even Heidi Whatney was booed!!! He won't receive preferential treatment!

     
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    Re: Peavy in Fenway?

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    How do we see Peavy performing in Fenway?

    Compared to U.S. Cellular Field it's a much more pitcher friendly environment over the last three years (105 Pf to 125 Pf). 

    Additionally, the Fens are much tougher on lefty power (something Peavy struggled with) than U.S. Cellular with a 92 vs 109 LHR/Pf in 2012, and power in general with a 97 HR/Pfvs. 116 HR/Pf in the same year.

    Given that Peavy's issues in Chicago have been with left handers (a high platoon differential) and home runs, do we see an ERA improvement? Or is that offset by the fact that Fenway is a superior doubles park?

     

     




    Yea, fenway is more friendly until he hears from a fan on the third base side yell:  You s_ _k Peavy.  If he is able to tune it out he will be fine.

     

     

     



    Most stadiums have one or two  people that don't know any better. Most players will tell you they don't even hear these blow-hards when they are out on the field---so these people wind up embarrassing themselves and family and friends sitting nearby. Life goes on--the next time it happens point them out to security when you make a concession run and tell them there's someone being obnoxious nearby and spoiling the game for the people around us--that's their job and they do it well.

     

     
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    How do we see Peavy performing in Fenway?

    Compared to U.S. Cellular Field it's a much more pitcher friendly environment over the last three years (105 Pf to 125 Pf). 

    Additionally, the Fens are much tougher on lefty power (something Peavy struggled with) than U.S. Cellular with a 92 vs 109 LHR/Pf in 2012, and power in general with a 97 HR/Pfvs. 116 HR/Pf in the same year.

    Given that Peavy's issues in Chicago have been with left handers (a high platoon differential) and home runs, do we see an ERA improvement? Or is that offset by the fact that Fenway is a superior doubles park?

     




    Yea, fenway is more friendly until he hears from a fan on the third base side yell:  You s_ _k Peavy.  If he is able to tune it out he will be fine.

     

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    He's coming in from the South Side of Chicago ... I know from experience, they aren't sitting on their hands their or praying rosaries during games. He's probably been booed mercilessly  during his injuries. 

     

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