The “#TakeJake” campaign by the White Sox to get resurgent starter Jake Peavy a spot on the American League All-Star roster failed. The team engaged in a number of promotions and his teammates came out in support (Gordon Beckham even did an interview in his best Peavy-speak). While the initial campaign didn’t take, Peavy was [...]

Yeonis Cespedes, Dayan Viciedo and the The Dodgers reportedly signed Cuban defector Yasiel Puig, a 6-foot-3, 21-year-old outfielder. MLB.com writer Jesse Sanchez reports that the deal is worth an estimated $42 million over seven years and that the Dodgers trumped offers from both Chicago squads. That’s payback for the failed trade attempt to acquire Kevin [...]