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Jake Peavy is in Arizona taking his physical after agreeing to a two-year, $24 million contract with the Giants, and team broadcaster Mike Krukow is pleased with San Francisco's move in free agency.
"Without Peavy, they don't get to October," Krukow said on KNBR 680 Friday morning. "I like it. ... He knows how to pitch."
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Peavy, 33, went 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 12 starts with the Giants after he was acquired from the Red Sox.
"The thing about this club, is he doesn't have to think about himself as a seven- or eight-inning guy," Krukow said. "He can be a five- or six-inning guy. And that's where he and (Tim) Hudson are at."
Peavy was 1-0 in the NLDS, pitching 5 2/3 shutout innings against the Nationals. He took a no decision in the NLCS, allowing two runs in four innings against the Cardinals. And he went 0-2 in the World Series, allowing nine runs to the Royals in 6 1/3 innings of work.
The Giants current five-man rotation consists of Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Tim Hudson, Peavy and Tim Lincecum, though the team is said to be "open minded" about adding another starter.
"We look at ourselves as having five starters, but if an opportunity opened up that was compelling, we'd have to stay open minded," vice president and assistant GM Bobby Evans Evans said on KNBR 680 Friday morning.
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