The Orioles traded Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop to the Cubs for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger. Who got the better end?
This past Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago Cubs executed a trade that would send pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop to Chicago in exchange for starter Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger. On the surface, the trade makes sense for both teams, with the Cubs still stockpiling talent and the Orioles badly in need of a stabilizer for their starting rotation.
Baltimore GM Dan Duquette hopes Feldman can be that stabilizer, saying of the eight-year veteran,
“Scott is having a very good year. We were looking for starting pitching, someone to give us consistent work in our rotation, and we feel we got a good one in Scott Feldman.”
While Feldman will merely serve as a stopgap (he becomes a free agent after this season), the Orioles are in win-now mode and can afford to trade away two struggling pitchers with good potential.
in 2013 with the Cubs...