Meet Your New Chicago Cub Eddie Butler
Today the Cubs have pretty much made a player for player swap with some upside. We got RHP Eddie Butler from the Rockies. Eddie has had a three year stint in the Majors with having started well over 100 Innings but was brought into Chicago to also come out of the pen. I think what this means is Travis Wood got a real offer from another team the Cubs just aren’t going to match. In exchange for Butler the Cubs give up Minor league righty James Farris and designate Dylan Floro for assignment.
Eddie hasn’t had a stellar career but looks to be serviceable posting a 6.50 ERA with 5.3 K/9, 4.0 BB/9 and a 48.6 percent ground-ball rate with the Rockies over a three year stretch. Not very good but lets hope with a better defense behind him his numbers will be on the up. Butler at one time was ranked #24 prospect in all of baseball.