Padres CEO Sandy Alderson has some thoughts on the Jake Peavy trade situation, and they ain’t great.

Alderson and General Manager Kevin Towers had said the club might announce in mid-January that Jake Peavy, the subject of lengthy trade talks this offseason, will open the season with the club. Reminded of those comments Friday, Alderson said, “I would certainly think by the first of February, the players we intend to bring to camp will be the players we will bring to camp, and the same will be true for the other clubs. I’ve said before I think Jake will be with us on Opening Day, and I still believe that. The bottom line is I think he is going to be with us to open the season.” San Diego Union-Tribune.

The only positive to potentially take away is that his statement is not altogether inconsistent with Peavy becoming a Cub.

Here’s how:

Padres say he’ll be a Padre “to open the season.”

Jim Hendry intimates Peavy talks won’t resume until the new Cubs owner is known.

Cubs Chairman Crane Kenney says the Cubs will be sold by Opening Day.

Jake Peavy will be traded to the Chicago Cubs on the second day of the season.

See the logic? Flawless. QED.

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