During his end-of-season press conference a month ago, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer wasn’t shy about acknowledging that there were still question marks around the roster that the most recent 162-game season didn’t answer. “I want to build on the momentum that we created at the end of the year, but I know that we have some holes…
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Happy Monday, folks!
We're now going into the first full week since the trade deadline, and I don't know that we have any clearer picture of where the Cubs go from here. A couple players who were expected to be traded weren't, and there was at least one deal that caught everyone off guard.
Compared to 2021, this year's deadline wasn't what everyone was expecting, but now that six days have passed, there's been more than enough time for everyone to sit back and really evaluate how it all went down. And with just two months remaining in the season, the focus shifts to how the the rest of the year goes for the Cubs, in both the major and minor league levels.
You've got thoughts, I've got thoughts. So let's get right into it. Here are the latest Monday morning Cubs thoughts, post-deadline edition.
Losing four high-leverage bullpen arms at this point in the season hurts, because the Cubs have just two months to figure out how to deploy the newer faces and give themselves the best chance to win now.
But with that comes plenty of chances and likely some longer leashes for young pitchers to prove their worth in the big leagues. As difficult as losing in the short-term will be, the long-term effects of getting those players experience will only benefit the organization as a whole moving forward.