With their last trade before the deadline, the Cubs sent Mychal Givens to the New York Mets.
The 2022 MLB trade deadline has concluded. The Chicago Cubs concluded their trade frenzy by trading relief pitcher Mychal Givens. The Cubs traded 4 players out of their bullpen and shockingly kept Ian Happ and Willson Contreras.
Mets acquire Mychal Givens
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 2, 2022
Givens was a standout for the Cubs this season. He maintained an impressive 2.66 ERA with 40.2 innings. Scott Effross, David Robertson, and now Mychal Givens have all been traded for minor league pitching. In return for Givens, the Mets gave the Cubs RHP Saúl González.
RHP Saul Gonzalez is the Cubs return from the Mets for Givens
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) August 2, 2022
The Cubs have already landed Zach McKinstry, Hayden Wesneski, and Ben Brown. McKinstry and Brown are both considered to be MLB-ready. González has spent the 2022 season with the Mets single-A affiliate. He maintained a 2.81 ERA in 25.2 innings.
Chicago’s front office made their fair share of trades, but many expected more. Ian Happ and Willson Contreras easily had the most trade value heading into the deadline and both remain on the team. Other players that had trade consideration included Drew Smyly, Rafael Ortega, and others.
Cubs recap —
Out: Robertson, Effross, Martin, Givens, Machado
In: Hayden Wesneski (#7 Yankees), Ben Brown (Phillies #7), Zach McKinstry, Raynel Espinal, Saul Gonzalez
— Alex Cohen (@voiceofcohen) August 2, 2022
Be on the lookout for more details and stories regarding the Cubs’ trade deadline performance.
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