The Atlanta Braves, full-steam ahead in their pursuit of right-hander Jake Peavy, are offering a four-player package of players, and San Diego is expected to request that Peavy waive his no-trade clause so the deal can be completed, CBSSports.com has learned.
Barry Axelrod, Peavy's agent, said Wednesday evening that he had not spoken with Padres general manager Kevin Towers. And if that conversation takes place on Thursday, it still may be a bit before the Padres and Braves receive an answer -- Peavy is scheduled to fly home from a trip to Puerto Rico and will be traveling much of the day.
Under terms of the deal discussed by the Braves and Padres, San Diego would receive shortstop Yunel Escobar, Class A outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, one of two starting pitchers -- Charlie Morton or Jo-Jo Reyes -- and either reliever Blaine Boyer or one of two minor-league left-handers (one of which is believed to be Jeff Locke).
A hefty package I suppose (disclaimer: I, like every other GM in the game tend to value Braves prospects poorly), and giving up Escobar is a hard pill to swallow, but I guess the Braves are determined to do this thing, so it's going to get done.
If his elbow is fine, Peavy help fill a giant hole. If it's not and he turns into the 2008 Tim Hudson, the Braves have probably punted the next 3-5 years.