It looks like it's almost close. It's coming through the wire via Met's Today that the Atlanta offer looks good and the Padres want Jake Peavy to seal the deal.
Answer by Friday?
The Braves have been pressuring the Padres for an answer by Friday, when the free agent market opens, because they need at least two starters -- and they want to know whether Peavy will be a Brave before they dive in. They are expected to pursue A.J. Burnett, Ryan Dempster and others -- and sign maybe one if they acquire Peavy, and two if they don't.
It looks like quite a package on paper:
Under terms of the deal discussed by the Braves and Padres, San Diego would receive shortstop Yunel Escobar, Class A outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, one of two starting pitchers -- Charlie Morton or Jo-Jo Reyes -- and either reliever Blaine Boyer or one of two minor-league left-handers (one of which is believed to be Jeff Locke).
And by "quite a package" I mean "a bunch of guys who haven't won a Cy Young Award who's collective names remind me of the Snorks". Still, I welcome the chance to greet Yunel, Gorkys, Blaine, Jo-Jo and Charlie. I'm sure their delightful undersea adventures will entertain us all to no extent next season.