Originally posted on Chicago Sun Times  |  Last updated 12/24/11
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 …
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