Grading the 2021 Cubs trade deadline moves two years later

It's been two years since the Chicago Cubs' front office tore down the World Series winning core. Let's look back at the series of deals that changed the franchise.
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7. The Joc Pederson trade

Another easy-to-forget deal was the Cubs sending slugging outfielder Joc Pederson to the Braves. Since Pederson was a rental and not lighting up the stat line, his return was a first base prospect named Bryce Ball. Ball meddled around the farm system for nearly two years before he was released on July fourth of this year.

This trade was not good for the Cubs. They got a prospect that didn't pan out and the Braves went on to win the World Series with Pederson. This trade was a failure.

Braves get: OF Joc Pederson

Cubs get: 1B Bryce Ball

Grade: F

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