Cubs Trade Grades: Did They Acquire Enough Young Talent to Rebuild?

August 1, 2011 by  

Before we begin grading the Cubs' performance in the final days of Major League Baseball's trading season, it seems appropriate to state that the minimal activity the Cubs engaged in is a bit puzzling.  

For starters, the current cast of Chicago Cubs isn't exactly the cliched "year or two away" from being contenders.  If anything, the most appropriate way to describe the current roster is more like a year or two removed—from contention, their prime, even respectability.

Additionally, it may be noble for players to profess loyalties to their employer, but it's another thing to have gene...

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