Jake Peavy setting the pace

Former NL Cy Young winner gives White Sox a second ace behind Buehrle

Updated: March 31, 2010, 1:49 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Jake Peavy has nowhere to go on a rainy morning in Arizona; he is just standing in a doorway and killing time by talking baseball with Steve Stone and a reporter. But trying to keep up with Peavy in conversation is probably like trying to hit against him, because of his intensity.

The man is fired up. He's fired up about the White Sox. He's fired up about the starting rotation. He's fired up about Gavin Floyd and John Danks. He's fired up about pitching in the American League Central. He's ...

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