The Cubs let Greg Maddux go to the Braves during free agency in 1992. There are few dumber things they’ve ever done, which is saying something. But this is not a team content to fail. They must fail spectacularly. So it’s unsurprising that after getting Maddux back in 2004 and seeing him pitch consistently well since then¹, they traded him today to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
¹ His 9-11 record this season is in spite of pitching for the team with the least number of runs scored in baseball, and yes, I’m including the Kansas City Royals.