The Chicago Cubs have gone all out in getting rid of their stars in exchange for prospects. Their fire sale has put them, on paper, to be a contender within the next few years. If you take a look at their recent trades, you can see how well the Cubs turned out by trading their major league stars.
7/2/13 -- Chicago Cubs trade RHP Scott Feldman and C Steve Clevenger to Baltimore Orioles for RHP Jake Arrieta and RHP Pedro Strop
7/2/13 -- Chicago Cubs trade RHP Carlos Marmol to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Matt Guerrier
7/8/13 -- Chicago Cubs trade RF Scott Hairston to Washington Nationals for RHP Ivan Pineyro
7/22/13 -- Chicago Cubs trade RHP Matt Garza to Texas Rangers for RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Justin Grimm, 3B Mike Olt, and one or two PTBNLs.
7/26/13 -- Chicago Cubs trade OF Alfonso Soriano to New York Yankees for RHP Corey Black
The Cubs acquired really good prospects through the Garza deal and were able to get a lot of pitching depth, a place that they've had a lot of trouble with this season. By flipping many of their stars the Cubs were able to replenish their AAA affiliate, the Iowa Cubs. Since the deal on the 22nd, the Cubs are 2-2, a decent record, but not great overall. Justin Grimm starts tonight for the Cubs, who are 51-55 overall.
If I was to say one thing to Cubs fans everywhere, it be "wait", because the Cubs have a future of exciting team that the rest of the NL Central is trying to catch. The Cubs are a few years away from being a powerhouse throughout baseball.
The 2013 deadline season has been a nice one to the Cubs, who have taken advantage of nearly all of their moveable trade pieces, something that they haven't done in the past. They could be setting themselves up to be a "surprise team" within the next