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Trade Deadline: Chicago Cubs’ Trade History

July 29th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
By Tim Duxbury

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The July 31st trade deadline is just days away and many Cub fans are waiting with baited breath to see who will be the next Cub to go. So far in 2014, the big moves have been the blockbuster that send Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney and Dan Straily and yesterdays move that sent Darwin Barney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. The last few years have been exciting, right down the last minute, but we may be waiting on a lame finale this year as the Chicago Cubs have already traded away their two biggest assets (Samardzija & Hammel). Here are the big deals the Cubs have made at the deadline since 2002.



Trade Partner


In Exchange for…

July 26, 2013

New York Yankees

RHP Corey Black

LF Alfonso Soriano

July 22, 2013

Texas Rangers

RHP C.J. Edwards, 3B Mike Olt & Player to be named

RHP Matt Garza

July 31, 2012

Texas Rangers

RHP Kyle Hendricks & 3B Christian Villanueva

RHP Ryan Dempster

July 29, 2011

Cleveland Indians

RHP Carlton Smith & OF Abner Abreu

OF Kosuke Fukudome

July 31, 2004

Boston Red Sox (& Minnesota Twins)

SS Nomar Garciaparra

1B Doug Mientkiewicz, SS Alex Gonzalez, 3B Brendan Harris, RHP Francis Beltran

July 31, 2003

Texas Rangers

OF Doug Glanville

OF Jason Fransz

July 23, 2003

Pittsburgh Pirates

3B Aramis Ramirez, 1B Randall Simon & OF Kenny Lofton

3B Jose Hernandez & 2 minor leaguers

In opposition to the last couple of seasons, the Cubs decided to make their 2014 splash earlier in the month of July; something that they have actually done a fair amount of in recent years.

Carlos Marmol from Flickr via Wylio? 2012 Ben Grey, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio


Trade Partner


In Exchange for…

July 5, 2014

Oakland Athletics

SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney & RHP Dan Straily

RHP Jeff Samardzija & RHP Jason Hammel

July 2, 2013

Baltimore Orioles

RHP Jake Arrieta & RHP Pedro Strop

RHP Scott Feldman & C Steve Clevenger

July 2, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers

RHP Matt Guerrier

RHP Carlos Marmol

July 8, 2008

Oakland Athletics

RHP Rich Harden & RHP Chad Gaudin

RHP Sean Gallagher, OF Matt Murton, IF Eric Patterson, C/3B Josh Donaldson

It is doubtful that the Cubs’ will be able to make an ‘impact deal’ with the pieces that they have left but you never know what Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have up their sleeves.

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