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Peavy's 3-year, $52M deal largest in Padres history

Updated: December 12, 2007, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- When Jake Peavy said it wasn't about the money, he really meant it.

After all, the Cy Young Award winner could have played out his contract with the San Diego Padres and gotten big money elsewhere as a free agent.

As it is, the $52 million, three-year extension Peavy signed on Wednesday is the biggest deal in Padres history. It's much more than the good ol' boy from Alabama probably ever imagined he'd make.

"I really have tried my best to stay away ...

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