Chicago Cubs: Trade grades for every move following a hectic deadline

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Chicago Cubs / Anthony Rizzo / Javier Baez / Kris Bryant
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After an emotional and active deadline, the Chicago Cubs have now opened the door on a new era. But did they set themselves up for future success with the moves they made?

The dust has finally settled on a turbulent and crazy deadline, and for the first time in what feels like an eternity, the Cubs were not sellers, but buyers. Many wondered if Chicago would extend even just one of the proverbial big three of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo, but we, unfortunately, got our answer as all three were shipped off before the July 30 deadline.

A group of players that ushered in the greatest era in the history Cubs baseball was dismantled and sent packing in an attempt to try and lay the foundation for another era of success for the future.

While every Cubs fan surely has thousands of thoughts about what is occurring within the team right now, what’s done is done. The organization has turned the page and are entering a new chapter without so many fan favorites. There will be plenty of time going forward to debate whether these moves were warranted or not in the future, but now that they’ve been made, did they at least get good value back?