Phil Rogers has a rumor up on the Tribune blog today, where he indicated that the Cubs are thinking short-term and may be willing to give up Felix Pie in a deal. According to Rogers, Pie for Gerald Laird and Ron Mahay is a possibility.
It seems that Mahay has since gone to Atlanta, so perhaps Rogers’ post went up before then. Even if it was C.J. Wilson instead of Mahay I’d consider it a horrible deal for the Cubs. Pie is a five-tool center fielder and he’s raking at Triple A. Trading him for Laird would be absurd even if Laird threw out 100% of baserunners.
Now if Torii Hunter is in play, the Cubs should at least listen. Not sure if I’d make that move, but at least Hunter would net the Cubs a few extra wins this year.