Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Peavy Waiting Game

Whaddya know, this is starting to look like the scenario I have envisioned: The Padres, unable to find a suitable trade partner, will come back to the Yanks for a possible Peavy deal. Lo and behold:

A quick update on Jake Peavy. On Thursday, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune said it was clear that neither the Braves nor Cubs would be acquiring Peavy. The Braves are moving on, looking at A.J. Burnett, despite Buster Olney's suggestion that both sides need this deal. Krasovic wondered if Kevin Towers might approach the Yankees and Angels.

Ken Rosenthal reports Brian Cashman and Towers have been discussing a Peavy deal since the GM meetings earlier this month. Towers apparently wanted to engage NL clubs - a "strong preference" for Peavy - before touching base again with the Yankees again but talks have now officially recommenced.

This continues to be mentioned as it makes good news, and who knows, but it remains a longshot. Peavy would need to be given financial reason to waive his no-trade clause to play for a high-profile AL club on the east coast, and the Yankees would need to trade more prospects (despite already dealing five young pitchers away for Nick Swisher, Damaso Marte, and Xavier Nady) rather than solve their rotation needs through free agent signings.

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