The Cubs are set to sign Jim Edmonds and send young centerfielder Felix Pie to the minors.
As a Pirates fan, I heartily approve. Edmonds has now been dumped by two NL teams, including the team with the worst record in baseball. I've seen Edmonds several times this year and he looks like he's toast. Maybe I like Pie more than I should, but I don't think you have to like him much to think he's got to be better than Edmonds and Reed Johnson. Pie has better numbers than Edmonds so far this year, and he's obviously a more important part of their future as well. He has nothing left to prove in the minors. The Cubs need to start him regularly, but they haven't and won't.