Grading the Chicago Cubs pre-trade deadline moves

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Jul 30, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman

Anthony Rizzo

(44) celebrates with center fielder

Dexter Fowler

(24) after hitting a 3-run homer in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The Cubs won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

How well did the Cubs do at the deadline? We grade out the moves and the overall result on the roster

The 2015 MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and the Chicago Cubs made two minor moves to help solidify a roster that continues to fight for a playoff spot this season. Although the Cubs failed to make the earth-shattering acquisition that many fans wanted, their two moves on Friday addressed critical roster issues while preserving most of the teams’ young talent. This was exactly what they needed.

The following slideshow provides grades for the Chicago Cubs two major pre-trade deadline moves as well as an overarching grade that evaluates the current state of the organization.