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Cubs get slight edge in deal with Padres

Updated: January 6, 2012, 6:47 PM ET
By Keith Law

The Cubs-Padres trade of four young players, including two minor leaguers and one guy who just barely retained his rookie status for 2012, came about as a function of the Chicago Cubs' front office's recent exodus from San Diego. The deal helps the Cubs fill a need while the Padres convert an area of surplus into some immediate value in their bullpen.

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