All the fervor over a possible Jake Peavy trade has apparently been a lot of hot air. This from Kevin Towers late yesterday:
The Padres have been unable to line up a trade with one of Jake Peavy's preferred teams and next could turn elsewhere to move the ace pitcher's four-year, $63 million guarantee amid apparent financial duress.
“We've had advanced discussions with the Cubs and Braves, which are Jake's priority teams,” General Manager Kevin Towers said Thursday night, “but at this point in time, I do not see a potential deal with either club.”
Well, good, I guess.
One of the best points I think the Choposphere as a whole as come to an agreement on over the last month is that the Braves are better off spending money on free agents rather than spending money and prospects on Jake Peavy. I, for one, am ready for the team to look in other directions.