Derrek Lee and the Most Notable Braves-Cubs Player Swaps

August 19, 2010 by  

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs completed a deal to send first baseman Derrek Lee to Atlanta for three pitching prospects. 

The Braves needed a first baseman with some pop to complement Troy Glaus' decision to rehab in the minors and readjust himself to third base.  Lee and Glaus could also platoon, giving Glaus the time to rest his knees and give both guys solid playing time. 

This move is another in what I have noticed is seemingly a trend in which players who played for the Braves end up playing with the Cubs as well.  Here are some notable (and maybe not so notable) examples.


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