Trades Bring Young Pitching To Cubs Farm System

The trade deadline brought many new faces to the Cubs, as they parted ways with several players this past week.  Ryan Dempster, Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson, and Paul Maholm were all sent to other teams as part of a wave of trades that has brought a number of young pitchers to the Cubs farm system. 
In 3 separate trades, that all transpired in the matter of less than 24 hours, all these players were shipped away in order for the Cubs to bolster up a Cubs farm system that desperately needs pitching prospects. With the moves the Cubs were able to pick up 4 young pitchers and one position player. All are prospects with no time spent in the big leagues and potential to make an impact for the Cubs in the coming years.
Saying goodbye for the former Cubs that were just recently traded was not easy. Former pitcher Ryan Dempster went as far as to take out an add in both major newspapers to thank the fans and  city of Chicago for all their kindness during his tenure here.
All players will be missed but the moves were necessary to further the plan to rebuild the Cubs into a perennial N.L. power. It will be interesting to see how each player will do in their new home and how their teams will play. For better or for worse, only time will tell. But one thing is for sure… The Cubs are definately going young.

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