The Atlanta Braves are no longer trying to trade for Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy, Ken Rosenthal tweets. The end of talks in that situation likely points to the Braves' intentions of focusing on getting bullpen help.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2013
The likely reason the Braves dipped out on Peavy is their asking price, which Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports says was top prospects. Atlanta has been known to want to hold on to their best young talent in most cases.
For Peavy, Sox targeting tip-top prospects. Interested teams figure price will come down and see Sox taking multiple instead. Need depth.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2013
So the Braves remain focused on bolstering a young bullpen, despite the fact that Tim Hudson is gone for the season with his injured ankle, and Paul Maholm is currently on the disabled list with a bum wrist.
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