When the Chicago Cubs lost 11 straight nearing the all-star break, it sent into motion a plan that would revolve around selling at the trade deadline. The unknown was how much they would trade away. They had plenty of star players set to hit free agency at the end of the year and with no contract extensions in sight, they decided to sell off everything.
Anthony Rizzo was traded to the Yankees. Kris Bryant to the Giants and Javy Baez to the Mets. Craig Kimbrel and Ryan Tepara were traded separately to the White Sox while Andrew Chafin went to the Athletics.
On Chicago’s ESPN1000 Monday, the Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer sounded off.