"It's tough. Jake was pretty shaken by it,'' Axelrod said. "He was starting to think about what life was like to be a Chicago Cub, and now that was taken from him.''
Axelrod also told Heyman that Peavy is "frustrated now more than ever," which I'm guessing could make for an extremely awkward spring training if GM Kevin Towers doesn't find a way to revive talks or find another partner.
In Towers' defense, Peavy didn't help matters by giving the Padres a list of only five teams he'd agree to be traded to, and then playing armchair GM by blocking a trade to the Braves because he felt Atlanta would be giving up too much to remain competitive. It's his right to do so, but don't pout later when things don't work out.