ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren insists
the team won't trade its most valued prospects, not even to bring
Jake Peavy to Atlanta.
Speculation about the Braves' interest in Peavy has grown since
the San Diego Padres confirmed they were willing to look at offers
for the 2007 NL Cy Young winner.
Two top minor league players mentioned in widespread trade
speculation are starting pitcher Tommy Hanson and outfielder Jordan
Peavy has a no-trade clause in his contract with the Padres. His
agent, Barry Axelrod, has said the right-hander likely would
approve moves to the Braves, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers,
Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
Peavy, a native of Mobile, Ala., would seem to be a good fit for
the Braves. Wren said his top offseason priority is to add two
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported this week the Padres had
three scouts watching Hanson make an impressive start at a recent
Arizona Fall League game.
Numerous reports suggest the Braves might include Schafer,
Hanson and either shortstop Yunel Escobar or second baseman Kelly
Johnson in an offer for Peavy.