Found July 21, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
As the Chicago Cubs embark on their second consecutive midseason selloff, now is the appropriate time to assess some of the trades made by Cubs’ Vice President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer since they joined the Cubs’ organization in the Fall of 2011. Our retrospective will focus on all of the trades made by the Cubs new management team from the time they assumed control of the baseball operations until the beginning of the 2013 campaign.  We will evaluate trades made during this season in a subsequent article.  While the evaluation of all of the trades covered in this post, except one, remain incomplete, the majority of the them look very promising for the Cubs’ future and reflect well on Epstein and Hoyer entering this trade season.  Instead of focusing on the post-trade production of the players dealt by the Cubs, we will focus entirely on the performance of the players they acquired. 1) The first trade Epstein and Hoyer made after assuming co...
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