According to CBS Sports Danny Knobler, Jake Peavy is talking White Sox GM Kenny Williams into attempting to deal for Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez in a package including Gordon Beckham. Here is what Knobler wrote:
Peavy said he has already discussed the idea with White Sox general manager Ken Williams. Williams didn't really need the suggestion, because the talk in White Sox camp is that whenever the Padres decide to move on trading their first baseman, Williams will be one of the first in line to make a deal.
"That's really what we need, a big left-handed hitter," one Sox person said. "They're saying Kenny would give anything to get him, maybe even [Gordon] Beckham."
Well, I am sure Williams will have to give up more than Beckham to get AGonz. They could also add catching prospect Tyler Flowers, who is major league ready, and pitching prospect Dan Hudson, who has already pitched for Chicago in 2009, albeit only 19 innings. A package with Beckham and two major league ready prospects would be hard to beat.
To sweeten the deal, the White Sox could add their #1 prospect, according to Baseball America, outfielder Jared Mitchell to the deal.
The Padres would put Beckham at 2B, pushing David Eckstein to SS or the bench. But, this would certainly hurt Beckham's value to fantasy owners, moving from a nice hitters park in Chicago to the worst in baseball-Petco Park.
Flowers would slot in as the Padres starting catcher right now, moving Nick Hundley to backup, and Hudson could be the Padres 5th starter as soon as July 2010. Hudson's value would increase as he would be moving to the best pitchers park in baseball.