Tom Krasovic of The San Diego Union-Tribune had an interesting conversation with Jake Peavy's agent, Barry Axelrod.

“He prefers the NL, definitely,” Axelrod said. “But you know, who knows where things will go from here?

“Jake has a strong preference to stay in the National League. If Jake's ever going to accept anything to the American League – and I don't want this to be taken wrong – I can safely say that it's going to be the Yankees or Red Sox or maybe the Angels. Those teams are going to be in contention and are going to spend money. If there were circumstances where he would be asked to go to the AL, kicking and screaming, those are the three places.”

"Kicking and screaming" doesn't exactly attract potential suitors, does it? Nonetheless, I thought it was interesting that he's left the door open to American League teams. Maybe he's done it before. And, yeah, what agent wants to limit the field. He could be trying to get the Yanks and Sox involved just to raise the bidding and make his client a more attractive commodity. Still, we can dream.

Via Tim Dierkes.