Since the start of the year, the Cubs have dealt Shark, Hammell, Barney, Bonifacio, Russell, and a PTBNL
The Cubs have added SS Addison Russell (20), OF Billy McKinney (20), RHP Dan Straily (25), RHP Jonathan Martinez (20), C Victor Caratini (20), LHP Felix Duubront (26) and drafted C/OF Kyle Schwarber (21)
They’ve added some pieces to their pitching staff to work with, a couple Catchers (our weakest spot in the organization) an Outfielder who is just 20 for depth behind any of our other OFers who don’t make it, and one of the 3-4 best prospects in all of baseball in Addison Russell.
And to top all that off, we’re very much looking at a top 3-4 pick next June as well.
And on top of that as well, Rizzo and Starlin made comebacks, Arrieta and Neil Ramirez were outstanding, and Alcantarra has played well so far after being promoted.
Then you have Bryant, Baez, Soler, Almora, and Vogelbach all progressing quite nicely.
Believe it or not, 2014 will turn out to be a very good year for us, considering.