The Chicago Cubs Overpaid for Two Lefties Today

July 31, 2009 by  

On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs made a necessary trade and added two pitchers in a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Both John Grabow and Chicago-born Tom Gorzelanny pitch left-handed. That's what made the deal necessary.

Just as the Pirates did in trading infielder Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, the Bucs again came away from the trading table with more value than they probably should have.

In the Giants trade, Pittsburgh received one of the top pitching prospects in San Francisco's system in Tim Alderson.

In Thursday's deal with the Cubs, Pittsburgh unloaded a couple of lefties that had little future in the Steel City and got a couple of very good pieces in return. The C...

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