Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/21/14
It was only a matter of time before the Chicago Cubs started selling off assets, and with the trade deadline still a few weeks away, the word was that they were going to get started very early. It turns out, those whispers were true, as the Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a pretty significant trade on Tuesday afternoon. The Cubs will send Scott Feldman to the Orioles, along with Steve Clevenger, in exchange for a pair of pitchers, Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop, along with international pool money. It's an interesting trade on a couple of different levels. Let's look at the team actually in a playoff race first. Baltimore gets Feldman, who is obviously the centerpiece of the deal. The Cubs signed him to a one-year deal with the obvious intention of hoping he performed well in the first half and flipping him at the deadline. That plan could not have worked out any better, as Feldman has been dynamite in the Cubs' rotation, for the most part. He posted a 3.4...
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