Many have speculated since the Cubs re-signed Ryan Dempster that they are no longer interested in trading for Jake Peavy. Reports have varied over the last 24 hours, obviously depending on the source. Several on XM Radio think the Cubs could still land Peavy and the others feel he will either end up a Brave or in the Bronx.
A report on Wednesday morning from Carrie Muskat stated “the Cubs and Padres are still talking about a possible deal for pitcher Jake Peavy” and mentioned the Cubs interest in Rafael Furcal. Then a report less than two hours later from Carrie Muskat stated “a Cubs source told MLB.com on Wednesday that those talks have ended.”
According to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune late Wednesday night, Kevin Towers said, “We’re still talking to the Cubs. They may have to redo some things.” Tim Brown reported on Yahoo Sports that the Cubs are still in pursuit of Jake Peavy.
So are the Cubs still interested in Jake Peavy? The report from the San Diego Union-Tribune reiterated the fact the Cubs would have to involve a third team. Kevin Towers indicated, “talks with the Braves have not resumed and that he hasn’t heard from the Angels.”
“Among some of this ballplayer friends, Padres ace Jake Peavy has created the impression that if he is traded, he would like to pitch for the Cubs.”