Well, the Cubs have shipped Olson and Ronny Cedeno to Seattle for The Immortal Aaron Heilman. Yes, really.
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who was returning from a trip to Italy on Wednesday, couldn't be reached for comment. But one baseball person said Hendry has been an admirer of Heilman's "since he pitched at Notre Dame.''
Olson had been mentioned as a potential trade chip if the Cubs decided to make another run at San Diego's Jake Peavy. The Cubs' deal with Seattle could put an end to speculation about the team trying to acquire Peavy.
As per the article, Heilman and Sean Marshall are going to compete for the fifth starter spot, while Olson is one of (roughly) eight trillion rotation candidates for Seattle, behind Felix Hernandez, Erik Bedard, Carlos Silva, Brandon Morrow, Jarrod Washburn, Ryan Rowland-Smith and... well, you.