The Chicago Cubs firesale has officially begun! They have traded Joc Pederson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Bryce Ball. It is an interesting trade from a Major League Baseball perspective for a few reasons but it is big for the Chicago Cubs organization. It is the first stone to fall in what is sure to be a big trade deadline for that organization. There are a lot more moving parts to come.
The Chicago Cubs traded Joc Pederson which means the big moves are coming next.
First off, Pederson was decent during his time with the Cubs but he certainly wasn’t good enough to keep him around. More importantly, the Cubs are so far out of it that they felt he wasn’t worth keeping at this point. He was brought in to replace Kyle Schwarber and that experiment is now looking terrible as Schwarber was an All-Star.