Chicago Cubs: How have trade deadline acquisitions panned out so far?

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Chicago Cubs: Patience is a virtue when it comes to the Andrew Chafin trade

Despite it being made just a couple of days before the deadline, we’ve already seen a piece of the Andrew Chafin trade make his way to the majors. Greg Deichmann was the headliner in the return for Chafin, and after a cup of coffee in Iowa, the Cubs decided to throw Deichmann into the fire, and the results thus far have been a mixed bag.

While the surface numbers certainly are bad, there’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to Deichmann’s stint thus far. For one, Deichmann has put together some fantastic at-bats, fouling off pitch after pitch and working himself deep into counts, but the peskiness still has yet to lead to even a walk. Deichmann also hasn’t been lucky in the slightest, being robbed of several would-be extra-base hits against the White Sox, and has not been the benefactor of good calls from the umps.

At a certain point, Deichmann is going to have to start producing, but good things should be on the way should Deichmann continue to be a pesky hitter.

Meanwhile, the other piece of the trade, Daniel Palencia, has made one start in the Cubs organization for Class-A Myrtle Beach. The results here were very encouraging as he struck out six batters over three innings of work while surrendering just one run. Palencia sat high-90’s and even touched 100 on his fastball, which is fantastic news for the Cubs.