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C.C. Sabathia's pending massive payday on the free-agent market could embolden Jake Peavy to seek...

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C.C. Sabathia's pending massive payday on the free-agent market could embolden Jake Peavy to seek extra money if the Padres try to trade Peavy to a team he doesn't prefer. That's how Peavy's agent Barry Axelrod drew it up yesterday. "It's not that far of a stretch to say this is a free-agent situation," Axelrod said, "and if there is a guy like Sabathia out there, we would have to look at what any given team is going to pay Sabathia, because he and Jake won the Cy Young award in the same year, and we're going to put Jake on the same plane as this guy."

Sabathia's free agency could set up a big payday for Padres ace via The San Diego Union-Tribune Seriously, prospects and more money! Can we start the "add arms by signing free agents and only free agents" movement. Look, I know it says he'll only demand more money to the teams he doesn't prefer, but really? He will have leverage.