If the Padres want to deal star pitcher Jake Peavy to the Cubs, it appears they have some work to do.
"The Peavy thing isn't dead, but it's on life support," one person familiar with the Cubs' dealings said.
With the Braves out of the talks, at least for the moment, the Cubs appeared to be San Diego's best hope for a trade. One reason for that is that Peavy seems willing to consider waiving his no-trade powers to join the Cubs.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are surveying the lefty hitter market, which is strong. Bobby Abreu, Raul Ibanez and Adam Dunn are among about a half-dozen hitters they're considering.