Chicago Cubs: Best deadline trades during the Theo Epstein regime
Getting some of it back
Most Cubs’ fans know what the team gave up to get Matt Garza. If you don’t, you can go here to see. But in 2013, the Cubs did their best to recoup some of their investment back. By dealing Garza, the Cubs received some talented but unproven prospects. The Cubs got a skinny Carl Edwards, as well as Mike Olt and Justin Grimm. I think most of the hope was in Grimm and Olt, with Edwards “thrown in”. Well, that was wrong.
Olt showed his power, but a propensity to strike out came with it. It turns out that the “string bean slinger” doesn’t like to be doubted. Edwards has worked his way through the system and has become a critical part of the Cubs bullpen. Grimm has had his ups and downs this year, but he played his part in helping the Cubs win the World Series last year.