How many times have you checked on this Jake Peavy trade the last couple days?
It was like my hand had another brain and just kept clicking and googling.
I guess Jim Hendry came to the conclusion that Padres GM Kevin Towers was just asking for too much.
But still, with the Pads trying to trim their payroll and Peavy costing them about a quarter of where they want to go (I can't remember where I read that, but I did somewhere), you have to figure they still want him to go somewhere.
Not to mention Peavy himself may just want to go to get the hell away from that whole situation.
But if I'm Jim Hendry and somebody is being unreasonably stubborn, I'd do exactly what Hendry did: pull the offer off the table.
And if you're Kevin Towers, you probably look in the mirror and ask yourself what you're really trying to accomplish.
Towers said his Peavy deadline was Thursday, and nothing happened.
Is Hendry playing chicken?
The next big thing is the lefty hitting outfielder, and the most popular rumor seems to be Milton Bradley.
I believe in signs, and one came to me yesterday.
We were making a commercial, and this sign was right next to our location:
What can I say?
These things just come to me.
Of course they never come true, but in my head this means the Cubs will certainly get Bobby Abreu, and it will be a beautiful thing.
Anyway, I'm glad the Winter Meetings are over.
I'm glad the Cubs still have Mark DeRosa, Sean Marshall, Josh Vitters, Felix Pie and whoever else was on the gossip chopping block.
But I also think there's quite a bit of time between now and Spring ball.
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