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The Deal's Off (For Now)

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After more than a month of negotiations, the Braves have called off their proposed blockbuster deal with the San Diego Padres for 2007 Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy, Braves general manager Frank Wren told the Journal-Constitution on Friday.

The Padres wanted too much for the star pitcher, Wren said. "We reached the point where we made the decision that we just didn't feel like there was a deal that we could feel comfortable with," Wren said.


Look, the deal wasn't a fait accompli even when it seemed all but inked; I don't think this announcement means the deal is irrevocably off. Jake Peavy's on the block until Kevin Towers succeeds in trading him, and the Braves are still an attractive trading partner -- as long as Towers can temper his demands. In the meantime, the Braves will be pursuing other items on their wish list. Right now, that list appears to be headlined by Derek Lowe and A.J. Burnett. I've been vocal in my preference for Lowe, as well as Pat Burrell or Adam Dunn. Who do you want to see us get? How do you feel about the Peavy talks being suspended?
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