5 reasons the fire sale was actually serendipitous for the Chicago Cubs

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Greg Deichmann, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs: What could some of these prospects become?

Greg Deichmann, Daniel Palencia, Caleb Killian, Alexander Canario, Pete Crow-Armstrong, Alexander Vizcaino, Kevin Alcantara, Nick Madrigal, Cody Heuer, Bailey Horn, Anderson Espinoza. You can throw in Bryce Ball, Reginald Preciado, Owen Caissie, and others from the Pederson and Darvish trades as well.

That’s a lot of guys to pay attention and a lot of prospect power to sift through. For those fans who are into development and watching all of the Cub prospects come up through the pipeline, it has been an exciting couple weeks and will continue to be neat to watch what some of these guys become.

If just one or two become solid big league contributors, there will be a lot of happy people. Heck, by many accounts, Madrigal, Crow-Armstrong, Canario, and Preciado might even prove to be more than just contributors.

Supplementing a less than spectacular Cubs’ pipeline, the fire sale served to give the Cubs more chances to add quality players to the big league roster in the not-so-distant future. Watching some of them grow and progress now that they’re “ours” is going to be exciting in its own right and endear several of these new guys to the fanbase in the same way it happened for the original core that was just traded away.