Hill of beans
As Nick V noted in the SB, the Orioles are talking to the Cubs about acquiring Rich Hill. The likely bounty the Cubs will receive for the once-untradable player will be a a player to be named later.
Before the start of the '08 season some of us at GROTA had suggested that Hill be dealt to Baltimore for Bedard. The reasoning was that Hill looked like a giant sissy-man in the playoffs and the Cubs of '07 were a team with one ace and a bunch of #3 or #4 pitchers, and they might need an authentic #2 pitcher to have any kind of post season success.
Well, Bedard didn't have a great '08, but he was at least a little better than Hill who lost control of his pitches and his bladder anytime he stepped up onto the mound. Last year he would've been one of the most valuable trade commodites on the market. This year he's getting traded for the modern day equivilent of a box of baseballs and a bottle of rum.
That's baseball for you.
Update: GROTA Army member AJ Walsh posted this link in the Shout Box and tried to break our fragile little blog: Is Helm the next Dempster?