The games just blended together as the Cubs morphed into a version of Triple-A Iowa and headed toward 101 losses.
The 2012 Cubs could have had a representative on the AL-pennant-winning Tigers, as utilityman and lefty-masher Jeff Baker was dealt to Detroit at the trading deadline.
The Tigers gave Justin Verlander the ball on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. Who else would you rather have on the mound right now?
More than two months later, the Cubs acquired right-hander Marcelo Carreno from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday to complete the Jeff Baker trade.