I know that everyone is waiting eagerly every day for news that the Cubs have traded for Eric Bedard and Brian Roberts. I just can’t get my arms around the deal, and I’ll tell you why. It’s not that I don’t think it would make the Cubs a better team, but there are certain things I’ve heard that make me gun shy.
According to what I’ve read, one potential deal has Rich Hill, Felix Pie, Sean Marshall, Sean Gallagher, Ronny Cedeno and two prospects for Bedard and Roberts. Let me say right now, if that’s the deal on the table or being kicked around, I want no part of it. Dealing three young pitchers (two of which are lefty) all of which make no money at all would be insane. That would leave us with basically a rotation of guys over or close to 30 and nothing on the horizon but Kevin Hart and Mark Holliman.
I’d like to see the Cubs go back to talking about only Roberts. This was Hill’s first full season of duty. Compare that to Bedard’s first year and it looks like Hill is headed toward being the same pitcher as Bedard. Why deal him and two other arms for a guy close to free agency? It doesn’t make sense.
Now, if the Cubs could package something like Pie, Marshall, Cedeno, Gallagher, Veal, and the two prospects for Bedard and Roberts, I’d do that. I just don’t want to see Hill go in the deal.