Found December 24, 2011 on Chicago Sun Times:
At one point, Cubs president Theo Epstein said Sean Marshall ‘‘might be the most valuable left-handed reliever in all of baseball.’’ After trading him to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday for unproven young starter Travis Wood and two prospects, Epstein called the deal ‘‘the type of move that fits our general direction.’’ It’s a direction that also might include trading top starter Matt Garza, whose market increases with every starter (C.J. Wilson, Gio Gonzalez, Yu Darvish, etc.) who comes off the board. Epstein said the Cubs weren’t looking to trade Marshall, one of the top setup men in baseball the …

Reds acquire LHR Marshall from Cubs

The Cincinnati Reds traded left-handed starter Travis Wood and two other players to the Chicago Cubs for left-handed reliever Sean Marshall. Marshall, 6-foot-7, was 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA and five saves last season. Wood started 35 games for the Reds over the past two years, posting a 6-6 record and 4.84 ERA in 2011, getting demoted to Triple-A after struggling late in the season...

MLB - Cincinnati Reds acquire Sean Marshall from Chicago Cubs in win-now move

Trading season continued in full force, as the Chicago Cubs sent left-hander Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for lefty Travis Wood, outfielder Da...

Reds trade Travis Wood, 2 others, to Cubs for Sean Marshall

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds have acquired veteran left-handed relief pitcher Sean Marshall in a trade that...

Reds trade Wood, 2 others, to Cubs for Marshall

The Cincinnati Reds acquired left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for young lefty starter Travis Wood and two other players.

Reds send Wood, two more to Cubs for Marshall

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds acquired left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for young lefty starter Travis Wood and two other players.

Epstein, Cubs go with youth movement, trade Marshall to Reds for Wood, 2 prospects

Methodical tearing down and rebuilding of the old Cubs will certainly continue; 'I don't think we're done,' Epstein saidFor those who missed Theo Epstein's message when he took over baseball operations, here it is again after the Cubs traded proven reliever Sean Marshall to the Reds for a semi-proven starter and two minor leaguers Friday:

Report: Reds trade Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes in Sean Marshall trade

Keith Law is reporting that the two prospects in the Sean Marshall for Travis Wood deal are Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes. If it is true, I will just say that I am in shock over this. I wouldn’t trade Travis Wood or Dave Sappelt straight up for one season of Sean Marshall, who I really like. I am sorry, but relievers simply aren’t worth that kind of value. To add in Ronald...

Cubs Get Wood, Torreyes and Sappelt from Reds

The Cubs end up getting OF Dave Sappelt and INF Ronald Torreyes along with LHP Travis Wood for LHP Sean Marshall. Torreyes sounds like the most intriguing prospect of the group, but not a bad haul for a reliever in my opinion. Follow the comments starting from here for some great quotes that Cubster found on the new guys.

Reds claim reliever Judy off waivers from Tribe

In addition to acquiring left-handed reliever Sean Marshall in a trade with the Cubs on Friday, the Reds claimed right-handed reliever Josh Judy off waivers from the Indians.

Rogers: Deal gives Cubs badly needed depth

Team saves a little money, adds solid young starterDoes Theo Epstein believe he can offload Alfonso Soriano?

Cubs Planning "Complete And Total Rebuild"

The Cubs are attempting to deal "most of their valuable assets" before Spring Training begins and "a complete overhaul of the team will definitely happen," two Major League sources tell David Kaplan of CSN Chicago.  The impending Sean Marshall-for-Travis Wood trade is the first step in this process, as the Cubs are acquiring a young, controllable, 24-year-old...
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