Jake Peavy is dominating your rumor mill
Raul Ibanez rumors just won't die. Just say no to Raul Ibanez!
Jake Peavy rumors keep picking up steam:
As for Peavy, who has four years and at least $63 million left on his contract with San Diego, three teams are in the running now that the Padres have announced they would trade him for the right mix of young players. The teams are believed to be the Dodgers, Braves and Cubs, although it is doubtful Peavy would be traded within the West Division.
That leaves the Cubs and Braves. And one scout said the Cubs "don't have the talent it would take."
The Padres need a young starter in return, plus other young players as they reduce payroll. The Braves have better young pitching, especially considering Jeff Samardzija's deal with the Cubs includes a no-trade clause. A source said the Cubs were offering Ronny Cedeno, Felix Pie and others, but that could not be confirmed.
Pads GM says that Peavy has added two AL teams to his list; Peavy's agent says he hasn't.
Robothal says the Braves are still the frontrunners in the Peavy derby, while the Dodgers seem to have dropped out. He also says that either retaining or replacing Wood and Dempster could keep the Cubs from acquiring a guy like Bobby Abreu. Again, good! No Bobby Abreu!