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July 30, 2021

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Bud

I have no words. Tears yes...but words no.

I thought we were in for a disassembly of "the core". I was prepared for Bryant and Kimbrel. By the end of the day, they'll probably be gone too. Maybe even Baez.

Who's safe? Nobody

Tim@Cubby Blue


It’s a sad time for sure, Bud. 2 hrs to go…

Rich Beckman

Rizzo, Bryant, Baez, Kimbrel, Marisnick(!), Trevor Williams, Ryan Tepera, Chafin and Joc Pederson.

That's half the starting position player starters and the best half of the bullpen.

I swear I saw a rumor earlier today that someone was trying to trade for Zach Davies, but I guess it didn't go through.

The return:

RHP Alexander Vizcaino
RHP Codi Heuer
RHP Daniel Palencia
RHP Caleb Kilian
LHP Bailey Horn
1B Greg Deichmann
1B Bryce Ball
2B Nick Madrigal
CF Kevin Alcantara
OF Pete Crow-Armstrong
OF Alexander Canario

Hopefully, there's a few stars in that group.

Tim@Cubby Blue

Rich. I need a month or so to wrap my head around this day.

Rich Beckman

I missed one:

RHP Anderson Espinoza

That's six pitchers and six position players, of whom three are infield and three outfield. I would have lobbied for the infielders to all be middle, but maybe the Cubs like the ones they have.

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