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Peavy deal dead

December 11, 2008, 10:45 AM

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According to Cubs sources, Jim Hendry told San Diego GM Kevin Towers that the Cubs are out of the Jake Peavy mix at this time. Sources told me that the Padres asking for six, and possibly seven, players in the trade for Peavy was too much inventory from the Cubs roster. Originally the deal was to be for four players from the Cubs organization, but as time went on and other teams were added to the mix, Towers demanded more players.

Although this trade is dead for now, major league sources from both the Padres and Cubs didn't deny that it could be revisited in the near future. Towers will meet with agent Barry Axelrod to determine the Padres' and Peavy's course of action from here. The Angels have been mentioned as a possible partner in a deal for Peavy, but at this point Peavy hasn't signed off on a trade to Los Angeles.

For Sox fans, there's no truth to the rumors about Bobby Abreu and the White Sox. A story alluded to the fact that Abreu was #1 on the White Sox's hit list, but this is totally false -- the White Sox already have a veteran right fielder making $11.5 million next year. After the free agent market shakes out, the Sox will still entertain offers for Dye.

The Cubs continue to talk to agent Seth Levinson about both Raul Ibanez and Milton Bradley. Bradley is still the player in which the Cubs are most interested and a source told me yesterday that Bradley wants to play for the Cubs.


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