The Chicago Cubs traded away the guy, Yu Darvish, who came in second place for the National League Cy Young to the San Diego Padres. Well, the guy who won the award, Trevor Bauer, is off to the NL West as well as he is now with the Los Angeles Dodgers. That is an insane movement out of the division as it seems like every team (besides the Pirates) has a chance to win this thing. The Cubs won’t have to face Bauer on a regular basis anymore though which is nice.
The Chicago Cubs will still play against Bauer as he remains in the National League.
The Chicago Cubs will still play the Los Angeles Dodgers a fair amount of times but not as many as they did when he was on the Reds. They could, however, play the Dodgers in the playoffs if they squeak out a division title and the Dodgers have the best record in baseball. It doesn’t really matter, however, as the Cubs just need to mainly focus on taking care of business against the teams in their division and that will be easier without Bauer.