The Chicago Cubs Should Give Aaron Heilman a New Role: DFA

July 29, 2009 by  

When Omar Minaya isn't accusing reporters of pandering for jobs, there's one thing he would tell you with very clear certainty: Aaron Heilman has no place in the Mets organization.

It's too bad Chicago Cubs' General Manager Jim Hendry never asked for Minaya's opinion before trading a talented young left-handed pitcher, something the Cubs didn't have and haven't replaced, and a talented middle infielder for him this past winter.

Yes, it's sad but still true. The Cubs traded Garrett Olson and Ronny Cedeno to the Seattle Mariners for Heilman, and would have seen better use from the two pieces they moved than they have from Heilman.

The reality is that Heilman, though he has good stuff, has never put it together on the m...

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