I loved Sean Marshall, didn't want him traded but fully understand why he was traded and I'm not going to use the excuse of money like others have.
Good GM's learn to sell high on certain players, thats not something we're used to seeing from the Cubs.
It will take a while to determine how well this deal ends up being because I think Torreyes is the key.You don't often get 3 players in return for a bullpen arm and show me how many bullpen guys not named Mariano Riviera sustain success for as long as you see Marshall doing it 8-10 years ?
come on man, I'd say 1-3, you never know when bullpen arms are going to go south , they are always very unpredictible.
And they have James Russell and I'm not taking time to post the stats again, but he was very close to matching Marshalls numbers last year out of the pen and he's moved into Marshalls role quite well so far and they have Maine and Belliveau to replace his role.You traded him at a highpoint of his trade value and you have replacements.