Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cubs Acquire Heilman

The Cubs have traded shortstop Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to the Mariners for right handed pitcher Aaron Heilman. This move gives the Cubs another option for the five spot in the rotation, joining Sean Marshall, Angel Guzman, and Chad Gaudin in the race for the five spot. Ronny Cedeno's improved plate discipline and slick defense gives the Mariners a solid young player who could really contribute to the Mariners chances next season.

He can play second and short, but has some experience at third as well. The Cubs also flirted with the idea of putting him in the outfield, so the Mariners could try that as well. If Cedeno continues his strong play, he could trump Yuniesky Betancourt out the starting job at shortstop. 

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the trading of Olson in the deal pretty much mean the Cubs won't be trading for Peavy?

Anonymous said...

id say so...

Anonymous said...

What are the Cubs Doing?? Aaron Heilman?? He got destroyed last year...someone tell me whats going on?

Anonymous said...

i wanna go ahead and say that jim hendry is a stupid retard. in the long run we just lost ronny cedeno and felix pie for a horrible horrible pitcher in heilman. what happen to olsen for peavy? i think jim hendry just lost his god damn mind.those are two young guys that could have made huge contributions in the long run. i understand that the cubs think that they can buy who ever they want but they also need to have a good farm system. and how do they plan to get a better farm system trading young guys for garbage like heilman. stupid move. thanks alot jim hendry.

Anonymous said...

continue what strong play? Cedeno is terrible

Anonymous said...

Seems like getting Heilmann (rather than Jake Peavy) might mean that the Cubs sought - and didn't receive - approval to add Peavy's salary to the payroll. Did the Cubs' new owner-to-be put the kibosh on it?

Matthew said...

So they gave up Pie *Olson* and Cedeno for this guy?

I've heard Big Jim has wanted him in Cubbie Blue for quite a while now.

It looks like they gave up too much right now but if JH has been wanting this guy like he has for so long, and gave up what he did, I'm thinking this guy will be a very SOLID pickup.

Anonymous said...

Let's not freak out too much Cubs fans. All they lost were a couple of guys that were out of options, and not likely to make the big league club (which means the Cubs were in danger of getting nothing at all for them). A year or two ago, it would have meant a lot more.