Fine by me.
The subject of Escboar came up yesterday morning between Peavy and his agent, Barry Axelrod. Less than 12 hours earlier, Axelrod had met with Kevin Towers, the Padres general manager, to get an update on trade talks that had taken place the previous three days at the GM meetings in Dana Point. “Escobar's a pretty good player,” Axelrod said yesterday afternoon. “To be honest, Jake and I have said, 'If that kind of trade gets made, who plays short for them?' ”
In Bill James' The Fielding Bible – a publication devoted to defensive analysis -- Yesco ranked second among all shortstops last season with a plus-minus score of plus-21.
Meanwhile, Scott Miller reports the Braves are willing to deal Gorkys for Peavy. The home team remains the favorite to land the ace right-hander.