"Yeah, I've met him a few times," Strasburg said of Peavy. "He's a great guy, a great competitor. And obviously, growing up in San Diego, I got a chance to see him do some special things for the Padres."
Said Peavy, "Stephen is a friend. I had a chance to work out with Stephen in the offseason. He bought a house not far from where I lived in San Diego -- same community, actually. I am a Stephen Strasburg fan. You can't help but be one, when there is a kid that is taking over the community at San Diego State."
Peavy added, "I will be trying to beat him with everything I've got. He will be doing the same. He is a great competitor."
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