Chicago Cubs: How have team’s trade departures fared with new clubs?

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Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant playing a key role in a pennant chase for Giants

When the Giants traded for Kris Bryant, it signified that they were going all-in on their surprising 2021 campaign and got the bat that they felt would help them win the NL West and make a run in October. While Bryant hasn’t set the world on fire, he’s been they key piece the Giants needed as they desperately cling to first place in the division.

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Bryant is sporting an OPS well above .800 and playing wherever asked, and while he isn’t putting up his 2016 MVP numbers, the Giants certainly aren’t regretting the trade. The true success of this trade will have to be measured in October, however. Bryant has been a World Series champion before, but can he do it again in San Francisco?

While it’s easy for us all to tune out of baseball for this season, and just simply keep an eye on the minor leagues for the time being, it’s always interesting to see how players traded away perfrom on their new teams.

For the most part, the Cubs’ trade departures have all been solid at the very least. Every one of them was traded to a contender, so maybe it’s away for Cubs fans to get invested in the postseason this year.

Chicago Cubs the clear winners in the Jake Marisnick trade so far

Perhaps the most inexplicable trade at the deadline was Jed Hoyer somehow finding phenomenal value for Jake Marisnick. Marisnick is a perfectly servicable 4th outfielder with a good glove, but he was absolutely not worth what the Padres gave up for him.

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While Anderson Espinoza has a 15.6 K/9 in the Cubs minor league system,  Marisnick is currently toiling on the Padres bench with a .317 OPS with just 26 plate appearances. Chalk a ‘W’ up for Hoyer on this one.