Heilman on the Move

So much for the thought of trying to be a starting pitcher, Aaron Heilman, for the second time this off-season got traded, this time from the Mariners to the Cubs. Unless the addition of Heilman is supposed to be for the larger rumored Jake Peavy trade, it looks like the dream of Heilman to become an unsuccessful crappy starting pitcher is dashed. Garrett Olson may be able to compete for a spot in the rotation with Seattle, but Heilman is definitely headed to the Chicago bullpen if he stays with the Cubs. Get ready Cubs fans for an infuriating, middling middle reliever who is prone to homers!


5 Responses to “Heilman on the Move”

  1. January 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Og! They better be getting Peavy out of this. Also, the Cubs are MORONS for not shipping Felix Pie a year ago when his stock was on the rise. MORONS.

    That being said, I see the Cubs easily winning the Senior League Central title, only to be swept out of the first round by the wild card New York Mets.

  2. 2 shatraw
    January 28, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    cary, i like your optimism.

    as for aaron heilman, i would have at one point in my life been empathetic. at this point, however, he can eat a fat one. a fat one out of the bullpen.

  3. 3 youppi
    January 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    why won’t heilman get a chance to be the 5th starter? he’s probably better than the other options (marshall and hill?), plus the’ve already taken another reliever and made him into a successful starter (dempster). I think he’s a sleeper 5th starter this year. Also Harden is going to get hurt again, so they’ll have room…

  4. 4 the roomate
    January 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    We should probably leave this Sp battle for spring training. I do wonder if Aaron is happy to be on a decent team in a weak division instead of starting for a terrible team in a rough division…

  5. 5 myummers
    January 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    heilman is going to start on the cubs. that’s why they traded for him. and he’s going to win 15 games. remember shitty braden looper? well, in two years as a starter, he has 24 wins, on a shitty team. heilman is on a good team and throws 95. and rothschild as a pitching coach.

    it’s cool though, the mets should be fine with tim redding, tony armas, and pedro.

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