From Texas – Brigham
Vizcaino and Chapman
Come from Atlanta
The rebuilding we were promised has begun in earnest. For a while last night it seemed like half the team might have ended up hugging their teammates goodbye. Strange things happen as the trade deadline approaches, but Dale Sveum was honest … “I can’t lie to you, it was the first time I’ve ever gone through that”
So far it’s just two trades involving six players, although Ryan Dempster’s schedule start tonight still isn’t a sure thing.
Soto and Johnson were both fan favorites, and Maholm has been impressive – one of the reasons the Cubs were able to include him in a trade. But nobody should be surprised.
It was just a little strange to see it happening in the middle of the game Monday night.