The Jake Peavy rumors continue to change on a daily basis. While both camps have been relatively quiet on the subject since December, events over the last week have fueled speculation from the mainstream media.
Bruce Levine reported on Saturday that the package the Cubs would send to San Diego for Jake Peavy would include Josh Vitters, Welington Castillo, Garrett Olson, Kevin Hart and Jeff Stevens. Lee Hamilton mentioned a slightly different rumor Sunday afternoon on XM Radio along with the possibility that the Angels could be in the mix for Jake Peavy. Lee Hamilton (XM Radio) has consistently reported over the last seven days that his sources have indicated the talks between Cubs and Padres are back on for Jake Peavy.
Last Monday Hamilton reported the deal for Peavy could be a 4-for-1 or 5-for-1 and he described the possible trade as a “pitching-heavy deal” that included Sean Marshall, Garrett Olson, Kevin Hart and Jeff Stevens but would not involve Josh Vitters.
Sunday afternoon Lee Hamilton reported the deal for Peavy would be 4-for-1 and would include Josh Vitters, Sean Marshall, Garrett Olson and Kevin Hart. Hamilton also reported the Angels are talking to the Padres about Jake Peavy.
According to Lee Hamilton, the Angels would send Jered Weaver, Nick Adenhart, Brandon Wood and Reggie Willits to San Diego for Jake Peavy. Reportedly Jake Peavy wants to remain in the National League and the Angels were not on the list of teams Peavy would approve a trade to….
Hamilton stated, “Reports out here on the West Coast are saying Jake Peavy will be a Cub by Opening Day.”
The never-ending Jake Peavy rumors have surpassed the ‘Winter of Roberts‘.