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Alex Speier joins John Ryder to talk about the Jose Iglesias-Jake Peavy Trade

Jul 30, 2013|

John Ryder gets Alex Speier's take on what the Red Sox gave up in Jose Iglesias, the depth they have in their farm system that can fill that gap, and what Jake Peavy will add to the Red Sox pitching rotation.

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We'll go do Alex spear joining us on the hotline Alex what can you tell us about his deal. Right so that factor Jake Peavy obviously that early that's that's a really good get by them in. I mean -- -- my mind was you know certainly a better better acquisition than back Carter who is purely a rental. They get peavy for the rest of the year or next year so how long term value for giving up long term -- In imparting what so gracious state. They give up a guy who was a huge essential contributor to them this year. I'm in their contention -- someone who longer term and maybe even shorter term don't necessarily factor into. Into their big league pitcher with. Both because you know he's kind of you know and after that. Unbelievable start he's performed his way out of spot out of what had been guaranteed starting job. Where -- kind of you know bigger -- knock on the door -- either a third baseman or shortstop. -- will middle -- -- system at third base -- checking in the system has that a third baseman in double play -- Marrero short stop a little bit further down. It was pretty clear that info regulations that would be a shortstop of the future growth chart so that part with in the big and so high on him and they've also given up they've got to -- with at least a couple of lower level minor leaguers. When it was named Luke -- Rondo and he is a Venezuelan. I believe that he is either at least ninety years -- Which with the Lowell spinners. In someone who had a really good glove. Has an interesting athleticism. Matt has the ability to hit for average not a lot of power in a pretty aggressive hitter. I he kind of not a project he just started switch hitting around the time but he turned professional. In there it's not a little lower level minor league are involved I'm not sure -- All right now there's others right isn't. Reliever coming from Detroit to bust what are the other particulars involved I know. That's all I know right now we're still I'm and we're still trying to attract. Well I don't know we've been we've been you know kind of trying to stay out there on top yet -- to review which -- -- Well you've been doing -- job Alex's must follow on Twitter and Alex here and in noted baseball experts -- the read Tweety well. I ice I use that term I thought the reds I selling high on a -- he has here I I like to move. A lot of people on its -- the phone lines do not. But I I think if you're gonna get if healthy this is it this is a great move. Go even for the future. Spectacular move typically it's the biggest product that is the biggest prospect they're giving up. To me that's unbelievable. Greg -- You know as good as she didn't this year I'm still not sure that I would use him as one of the ten most valuable prospects in the Red Sox. I mean I realize that striking it say about a guy who demonstrated 400. Over the course its first 45 game but the reality is. You know it's. By and large for much of his career he's been wonderful when a you struggled. As much or are more than any other personable levels where he's played in so. In my mind you know be you know giving up giving up and giving up running down -- Not a huge prospects. You you kind of interest saying he is uninteresting player by. You know doesn't follow all's well outside of the Red Sox top thirty for right now and again I don't know who the other guy is that they're getting out. -- not to -- your outlook for that yeah. Film I don't see the real the real issue especially when they have -- nearly Major League ready. Bender -- -- and not to mention a little trucks sitting in -- Yet they don't give up that power either and and peavy is strikeout to walk ratio is off the charts is an -- Yeah that's -- everything that's really appealing about him and you can see some of the comments for this former teammate Matt Gordon not for me about peavy you're the guy who gets. Who takes -- a personal -- when he -- guys. I'm so he strikes out roughly four guys -- guys you walks that's a pretty good formula for the American League east you want those guys. Are going to be aggressive fearless go after hitters because otherwise it's certainly employers then -- see them being knocked out of the game in the fourth fifth sixth inning. Yeah an end how much was it dead to the Tigers were about Jhonny Peralta being suspended and it looks like the prized prospect given up here. Was by Detroit to Chicago as part of his deal. Yeah I can compare urgency ya exceeded out of the Red Sox here because there. Yeah I think it I think you're your spot on the -- This is really a reflection of the Tigers urgency not Q not just stumble -- with her also likely to be sidelined for a -- like I -- Yeah end and again it looks I mean if if that's all the Red Sox have given up to meet. I'm desires peavy is healthy next year we're do you see him in the rotate is he a number two and number three where do you see him. Well I -- to -- is peripheral you know the strikeout walk numbers suggest that. You know that you are pretty solid mid rotation guys have actually been. We are eager and very healthy over the last two years. He did miss time this year but that was a result of kind of a freak wrist fracture so yeah I would say that you take it very solid mid rotation guys who allowed them to move. Brandon Workman who got you -- you -- denied again but allowed them to move him. Two bullpen has the potential. That potentially very interesting power arm but. -- now become also a you know a significant. Present. At starting pitching depth option. Some things they were in beyond five starts we're in the rotation in no longer work and -- becomes the sixth starter and then you know presumably this seven. Blanton when Clay Buchholz that your. Then lastly I was gonna ask you about that -- the progress or anything with the with Clay Buchholz how much does this have to do with clay buckles. Well I think they did it has done to do if they buckled but I their expectation is that he's going to return. It's going to be alert you know it's going to be in that case they're probably. Probably late August to this point and so on the site do you think that they you do that important. Q continued to. So upgrade particular ticket and an activist got that was tolerable and this is this seems to be yet they didn't give up any of their top prospects the kind of untouchable. And -- Bogart's Jackie Bradley junior. I don't believe it turns Kimi or Orwell and approach in this deal I don't believe it Henry Owens in the yard or even believe. Their top pitching properly there are at a more advanced pitching prospects were minors so like him and -- Or or Matt Barnes in the deal that at the end that. Bill I I like it to Alex we're in total agreement even though. The majority it takes to support out well excellent work LA get back to work on in and I really appreciate taken some time up. All right -- -- of WEEI dot com and you can follow him on Twitter at Alex --

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