It’s been almost three years since the Padres traded Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox. In return, the Padres received pitchers Clayton Richard, Adam Russell, Aaron Poreda, and Dexter Carter. Richard is currently the only one still with the franchise.
At first, it looked like the Padres got the better end of the deal as Peavy has struggled through injuries at Chicago. But he has come back in a big way in 2012, looking like the Jake Peavy of old. He has simply been dominant this year.