Cubs Weekly Podcast: A trade deadline full of surprises
The MLB trade deadline came and went and there was no shortage of surprising moves — by the Cubs and around the league.
Juan Soto and Josh Hader are among the stars switching teams while the Cubs held on to a pair of stars of their own in Willson Contreras and Ian Happ.
Even one of the moves the Cubs did make — trading away young reliever Scott Effross — was surprising, though the trio of veterans shipped out was predictable.
Our panel of Elise Menaker, Andy Martinez and Tony Andracki break down all the deadline madness and how it affects the Cubs moving forward.
00:35 — Trivia
03:10 — Reaction to Contreras/Happ remaining with Cubs
09:29 — How does this affect the final two months of the Cubs’ season?
14:46 — Is Contreras now more likely to sign an extension with the Cubs?
18:22 — Jed Hoyer on the Cubs’ deadline haul
20:29 — What stands out to you most about the Cubs’ deals?
28:35 — Who needs to step up for the Cubs post-deadline?
33:41 — What surprised you most about the deadline?
37:25 — How did the Soto trade impact the market for the Cubs?
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