Jul 30, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Fans catch a home run ball off the bat Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura (not pictured) against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

As the MLB trade deadline passes, Chicago Cubs fans can breathe for now

Alright, fellow Cubs fans, let’s all let out a sigh of relief as the trade deadline has passed and now turn our attention to the waiver period which is coming up in a few days.

So, we dealt Matt Garza, Alfonso Soriano, Scott Hairston, Scott Feldman, Steve Clevenger, Carlos Marmol and Ronald Torreyes before the deadline. In return, we got some decent prospects for these group of guys.

Now was I the only one who was happy about dealing Carlos Marmol? Seriously, when I heard about it, it was like the bells from the Heavens or whichever started going off and everything seemed to get brighter. That was a little much, but how long has Cubs fans been wanting Marmol gone? And it finally happened!

Anyways, this off-season we had some pretty good pick ups, as Nate Schierholtz and Dioner Navarro turning out to be great pick ups. Both of them are looking at career years with the Cubbies, but could be dealt when it comes time for the waiver period in August. Other guys mentioned in possible trades were to be James Russell, David DeJesus and Luis Valbuena.

Now I’m not confirming or denying that these guys will be dealt later on next month, but I am saying that if they do get traded, we should get some decent prospects back for them along with some cash. As a Cubs fan, we know that players on this roster or farm system are never really safe unless those players are pieces who are going to be built around.

So right now, let’s just enjoy Chicago Cubs baseball, with the guys we have on our active roster as we go back to battle with the Milwaukee Brewers tonight.

Edwin Jackson takes the mound for us, with a 6-11 record and an ERA of 4.89.

Wily Peralta takes the mound for the Brew Crew with a record of 7-10 and an ERA of 4.54.

Tonight’s game should be evenly matched, but I expect Schierholtz to be back in the lineup as the deadline has passed. I still say the Cubbies win it and avoid a 4 game sweep against the Ryan Braun-less Brewers.

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