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Was The De Rosa Trade Really That Bad?

Sean MatraiContributor IJune 8, 2016

I agree with MLB analyist Harold Reynolds here: I think that the Cubs made this trade for a specific reason, and that is to entice the San Diego Padres.

We all know the Cubs are still interested in San Diego ace righty Jake Peavy. Now, even though it may seem bad at first, sending Mark De Rosa—an excellent second baseman—to the Cleveland Indians for three pitching prospects is really not so bad if it means triggering a Peavy deal.

If the Cubs don't follow through, then yes, this was a worthless trade on Chicago's part, and the Cubs will be expecting an increase in ire from their fans, but lets hope the Padres and the Cubs resume talks on Peavy again.

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