Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal are reporting that the Giants have acquired Jake Peavy from the Red Sox in a trade, with Jon Heyman reporting the return is "minor league pitchers," plural.
Peavy is 1-9 this year, but it's a soft 1-9. I don't know what that means. He has a 4.72 ERA (83 ERA+) and an FIP of 4.81, which seemingly makes him the Giants' worst starter, but the hope is, I suppose, that AT&T Park's spacious outfield will help him keep balls in the park. The homer has been his bitter enemy, and a new park in a DH-free league should help turn those into dozens and dozens of triples.
There's no word on the return yet, though Jeff Passan reports Chris Stratton is not in the deal. It's hard to imagine Kyle Crick going for a slightly dented and dinged starter, even if the Red Sox picked up the entire salary, but I'd like you to hold me, just in case.
This would seemingly take the Giants out of the Jon Lester race, which they were probably never in. They were given the wrong directions to the David Price race, and they were wandering down the wrong part of town, looking like total tourists. The focus now would appear to be second base.