Grading the Chicago Cubs pre-trade deadline moves

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What does it all mean?

Aug 1, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Tommy Hunter (21) celebrates with catcher

Kyle Schwarber

(12) after picking up a save to help the Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs front office confirmed their confidence in what the current roster can do now and into the future with the moves that they made before the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline. The Chicago Cubs addressed their most pressing needs without sacrificing the core of the valuable young talent that they have in their current lineup and in their farm system.

As the playoff race continues to heat up, it is up to the young players to continue to grow so they can learn how to carry this team to a postseason birth. The existing makeup of this roster will make the Cubs competitive for years to come. There is no time like the present for these young players to learn how win a playoff race.

Overall Grade: B+

It is quite simple actually. The Chicago Cubs filled needs without selling out. These moves weren’t blockbusters, however; down the stretch they could make all the difference.

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