As I said before, I expected the pitcher included to be from the crew of ML reliever types, but, um…
The Chicago Cubs have acquired pitcher Aaron Heilman from the Seattle Mariners for infielder Ronny Cedeno and pitcher Garrett Olson, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
Heilman and Olson have already been involved in trades this offseason. The Mariners acquired Heilman as part of a three-team, 12-player trade that sent closer J.J. Putz to the Mets in December. The Cubs picked up Olson in a deal for outfield prospect Felix Pie on Jan. 18. ESPN.com.
Look, I’m not saying Garrett Olson is some super stud (he’s been a great minor league pitcher, and has yet to find success on the ML level). But wasn’t the whole reason the Cubs acquired Olson because the PADRES wanted him? Isn’t he worth more than this?
I like Heilman – in fact, I think he’s worth giving up some quality to get. But this is just bizarre. We’ll have to see how this plays out because right now, I’m confused. I wouldn’t be shocked if this isn’t the end of the story.
Felix Pie and Ronnie Cedeno for Aaron Heilman and Henry Williamson. Not a total rip-off, but man oh man is that selling low on Pie.