Theo & Co. have been busy. Feldman, Marmol, Hairston, Clevenger and a minor league player have all been traded. The two most notable names the Cubs have received are starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (27) and relief pitcher Pedro Strop (28) as well as relief pitcher Matt Guerrier, money for the International Signing Pool and a minor league pitcher.
I think Matt Garza will probably be next, but I would love for the Cubs to keep him. A healthy Garza combined with Travis Wood and Jeff Samardzija make a solid core to a starting rotation. The Cubs pen has been horrendous this year and the Cubs lead all the Majors in 1 run losses. Alfonso Soriano has heated up in July with 4 homers and a .321 batting average for the month as of today. So, it may be time to ship the veteran. And there are always a ton of other players that could be dealt.
No matter who is traded, it is obvious that the Cubs are getting younger and continue to decrease their payroll while strengthening the minor league system. Who knows, maybe this winter we will spend some of that money that Theo & Co. have saved up.