6 of the worst Chicago Cubs MLB Trade Deadline deals in the last 15 years

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4. Jose Martinez deal

In 2020, the Cubs made a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays to acquire former Cardinal Jose Martinez. Primarily an outfielder and part time first baseman, Martinez got a lot of big hits against the Cubs during his few years with the Cardinals. However, he failed to get a single hit in a Cubs uniform and 2020 was his last year in MLB. He signed a one-year deal worth $1 million with the Mets in 2021, but a torn meniscus ended his year and he was elected to free agency without appearing in a single game for the Mets. Luckily the Cube did not give up much for Martinez, as they confusingly sent the Rays a shortstop named Pedro Martinez who now plays for the Phillies Double-A affiliate.