Not Their Slice of "Pie," Cubs Trade Former Top Prospect Felix Pie

Chad BrowderContributor IJanuary 18, 2009

Today, the Chicago Cubs traded away former number one prospect Felix Pie to Baltimore.

In return the Cubs received much talked about Garrett Olson and minor league pitcher Henry Williamson.

Pie, 23, has yet to see a full season in the majors, and has only played 130 games in the big leagues. Pie is a career .299 hitter with the Cubs' minor league affiliates, but he only hit for a combined average of .233 with only three home-runs, and 30 RBI in the majors.

Olson, 25, has seen his name floating around a lot of trade rumors, through out the offseason. Olson started 26 games for the Orioles this past season, winning nine games, and posting an era of 6.65.

Olson will battle for the Cubs fifth spot in the rotation in spring training. He could very well be wearing a San Diego hat, if Chicago looks towards a trade with the Padres now that they have the package players from Cleavland (DeRosa trade) and Olson.

Williamson, who was also traded, was the 14th overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft. He posted a record of 0-1 with an era of 3.72 with Baltimore's Class A team.