Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Rival O's Scoop Scott Feldman In Cubs Trade

Arrieta, Feldman (Getty Images)
Well, maybe Theo Epstein feels closer to ex-Sox GM Dan Duquette than he does with current GM Ben Cherington, In any event, the Cubbies sent starter Scott Feldman and a back-up catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore for young starter Jake Arrieta, reliever Pedro Strop and international free agent bonus slots #3 and #4. So, at least one of Boston's credible starter trade targets is gone—to their chief division rival. Cubs starter Matt Garza and closer Kevin Gregg are also available from the North-Siders, but some of the "Kum ba yah" feelings between BenCher and Theo might have evaporated after this Feldman deal.