Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cubs Trade Felix Pie to Orioles for Garrett Olson and a Prospect

No, the Cubs didn't acquire Brian Roberts from Baltimore. However, the move of Pie to the Orioles could reopen the Cubs' talks with the Padres for Jake Peavy, as there was talk that San Diego may be interested in Olson. While Felix never met his potential in Chicago, he was never really given the chance to show what he could do on a regular basis. With Baltimore, he'll likely play some left field, ironically along with former Cub Luis Montanez.

Like many Cubs fans, I was excited to acquire this 2003 Topps Traded rookie card. Oh well.

The Cubs did acquire an interesting lefty in Garrett Olson. Olson was rushed to the bigs a bit early (sound familiar, Felix?), and he went 9-10 with a 6.65 ERA in 2008. If he isn't traded in a Peavy deal, I hope he pushes Marshall for the fith starter/long reliever role.

Below is Olson's 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick rookie card.

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