Thursday, December 11, 2008
Cubs End Peavy Pursuit — Angels Start One Up?
General manager Kevin Towers said Thursday that Cubs GM Jim Hendry told him Chicago was ceasing its pursuit of the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner. Towers said Monday that the Cubs were the only team in the running at that point.Robothal claims the Angels are trying to fill the void left by the Cubs.
Padres spokesman Warren Miller confirmed that trade talks with Hendry and the Cubs had halted.
"Now we need to start moving forward," Towers told reporters before leaving the winter meetings. "He said he's got other things going on. I respect his position."
According to an Angels' official, the club has already put together a package for the Padres to consider in return for Peavy. It will take more than agreeing on players for a deal to be worked out. Peavy must approve any trade, and he has indicated a desire to stay in the National League.