For nearly a decade the Chicago Cubs strategy for winning has been to simply fill gaps in the roster via free agency or trade. Since the Cubs' best playoff run of 2003, the Cubs have been fueled by a core of players which ultimately has led the Cubs to their largest number of playoff appearances in any decade since the 1930s.
Now, after two less-than-mediocre seasons, the Cubs organization is faced with more uncertainty than it's had since the turn of the century. Former all-star players have regressed to the point where their placement in the Cubs lineup seems trivial, while one-time prospects seem to hold little future value to the organization.
Simply stated, when an organization reaches a point the Cubs appear to have reached, there is only one solution: hold a fire sale.
Here are the best players the Cubs can move in order to give the organization a fresh start.