The Chicago Cubs got their firesale started last week when they traded Joc Pederson to the Atlanta Braves. Signing Pederson was strange in the first place but they thought they were going to be better than they are obviously. Now that they are clearly not a playoff team, they are going to start selling everyone off. It is going to be interesting to see what happens with the rest of their roster now as they try to move forward.
In exchange for Pederson, the Cubs received Bryce Ball from the Atlanta Braves. He is a Minor League first baseman that is considered to be a power hitter. This, unfortunately, might not be that good of a return for the Cubs at this time.