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Cubs Land Vizcaino in Shrewd Move

Patience is a quality that can often enable teams to make the smartest trades. The Chicago Cubs know going in that the prize of their deal with the Braves, Arodys Vizcaino, will not be a factor in 2012. But, rather than settling for safer second rate prospects in exchange for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson, they landed a young pitcher with immense upside.

The Cubs hope that they are on organization on the rebound. If that rebound is going to happen, they need to make trades like this. They could have very easily landed a solid, yet uninspiring package of prospects for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson. Instead, the Cubs rolled the dice on a tremendously talented young pitcher that had...

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