Wednesday trade rumors
Crazy Trade Rumor Guy - who actually has one of the best blogs on the net I digress - reports that Bruce Levin says that a Cubs insider notes that Jim Hendry might be in the process of completing a trade with the Mariners.
The Mariners are apparently asking for Ronny Cedeno, and are willing to offer up reliever Aaron Heilman. Heilman had a rough year for the Mets in '08 posting an ERA of 5.21 with 8 losses, but the 3 years previous he posted ERAs of 3.17, 3.62, and 3.03. More impressively, he has the tendency to come close to a K per inning.
Levin also says that there are 3 teams interested in the Rich Hill Reclamation Project and may make some kind of half-assed (but still better than what we thought we'd get) offer for Rich/Mitch.
For all intents and purposes Heilman is fully capable of putting up the same kind of numbers on the field as Kerry Wood. He also has the potential to be fast friends with the Shark, as they are both very tall and attended Notre Dame. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
ESPN confirms this trade. The Cubs also threw in Olsen. Considering that he was supposedly a key cog in the Peavy deal this may mean that the trade is off again.
The Cubs have now bolstered their bullpen while unloading one of the dumbest human beings to ever wear a Cubs uniform. The Peavy Trade-0-Meter, which was going to go up will remain static, and I maight even drop it a bit.
Rob's two cents:
I think we can probably drop the Peavy Trade-0-Meter into the red. I have a feeling that, with the exception of a Paul Bako here and a Juan Uribe or Rich Aurilia there, what you now see is what is going to camp.