A slice of Baltimore Pie
It's a sad day in the Cub Fan Nation as yet another former top prospect has burned out and been dealt. This time, it's Felix Pie, who has been traded to the Orioles for a couple of pitchers, one of whom whose name came up in the Jake Peavy trades.
With apologies to loyal Goat Reader feet69, losing Pie is not a big deal. Jim Hendry has built a very, very complete team with some very very talented, versatile players while loading up unecessarily in certain positions - center field being one of them.
Even without Departin' Felix Pie, the Cubs outfield is cluster-effed. You've got the 3 starters in The Fonz, Kosuke, and Ragin' Milton Bradley, and competing for the 2 given backup spots are shoe-in Reed Johnson, and then Micah Hoffpauir, Ambivalent Taguchi, and Royal Joey Gathright.
But I have to say that unless Felix Pie hits the game-winning homerun for the Orioles in the Baltimore-Chicago World Championship, I don't see how this one is going to bite us in the bum. He's 50-50 at best in becoming a major leaguer, and the Cubs have some talent already in the outfield - in fact, the Cubs outfield is running a No Vacancy sign for the next 3 years.