Since Trading Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics last weekend, the Chicago Cubs’ are 0-5 and some Cubs fans are wining. Stop it. That trade had next to nothing to do with the Cubs’ current skid. Coming into each of their respective series with the Cubs both teams who have contributed to the Cubs’ struggles were hot. The Cincinnati Reds were riding a solid record of 8-4 in their last 12 and the first place Washington Nationals had won five in a row before taking on the Cubs.
Plus, only Jeff Samardzija’s spot in the rotation has come up since the trade happened and let’s be honest, at 2-7 with the Cubs this year, the team wasn’t exactly raking in the wins on days when he started. So blaming the Cubs’ current losing streak on two guys who would have only played seven innings during the five game streak is absolutely absurd.
The Cubs are a last place team that is very young and has significant holes in their roster; they are going to go on losing streaks. The fact that their latest streak came after a big trade, that oh by the way has put them in a great position to compete down the road, is irrelevant at this point.
So stop complaining and go back to being the best fans in baseball.
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