My phone started buzzing relentlessly, first with calls and then with text messages.
This usually means one thing - the White Sox are doing something amazing.
No team in Chicago brings out the 'fan' in my circle of buddies than the SouthSiders, and today was no different with the acquisition of Jake Peavy.
I used this space before to rip Peavy for wanting to stay and lose in San Diego a few months ago, and I still kind of wonder why it took him a serious ankle injury a two months to change his mind, but this is a great move for the White Sox.
Clayton Richard is a major league starter, but he's not a No. 1. Aaron Poreda has shown flashes, but right now he's no better than a No. 5 or a long man out of the bull pen. And who cares about the other two guys no one ever heard of.
This is a win for the Sox not only for now, but for the next 2 years when the rotation is solid with Buehrle, Floyd, Danks and Peavy. Not many teams can boast that type of talented - and young - arms.