I tell ya, I am not making this stuff up. Not until the ink is drying on another team's letterhead will I believe Peavy won't wind up in NY. There been a confluence of factors that keep pointing back to the Yanks (Braves trading for Vazquez, Cubs resigning Dempster, economy worsening, Yanks looking to gobble up as much SP as possible, glut of OF's, etc.).
If the Yankees come up empty on Sabathia, Burnett and Lowe, they could try to make a push for San Diego's Jake Peavy, who remains on the trading block. A club official confirmed the Yankees' interest in Peavy, though he noted that the 2007 NL Cy Young winner has made it clear that he has no desire to pitch in the AL.Except I don't think that the Peavy situation is a binary one. I think the Yanks will take a run at him regardless of who else they sign and no matter the timing, if the Padres asking price becomes palatable.
Peavy has a full no-trade clause, but as the Padres desperately look to dump payroll - San Diego Thursday dealt shortstop Khalil Greene and his $6.5 million salary to the Cardinals for a pair of prospects - they could ask him to add teams to his list.
"As of now, we have not discussed Jake's willingness to accept a trade to the Yankees," [Peavy's agent, Barry] Axelrod, said in an e-mail. "Simply stated, we have taken the position that we will not spend time analyzing any potential trade until the Padres present it to us as a real possibility. Until then, we sit and wait."
Just like the Yankees.