The Chicago Cubs are getting interest from almost everyone on a potential Ian Happ trade.
The Chicago Cubs once again find themselves as sellers at the trade deadline. Having pieces like All-Stars Willson Contreras and Ian Happ, the Cubs find themselves as the team to watch.
“The Cubs are the biggest non-Soto team to watch at the deadline. They’ve got the best bat in [Willson] Contreras, the best relief pitcher in David Robertson and the best all-around, cost-controlled player in Ian Happ.” – Jeff Passan of ESPN
Happ is an intriguing player for teams to go after due to his current contract. Still on his rookie deal, Happ has one more year of arbitration before becoming a free agent. After an All-Star selection, Happ’s value is considerably high as the Cubs continue to receive calls for the switch-hitting outfielder.
It’s questionable for a club to trade two of their top players when the state that they want to compete next season, but in a more realistic view. There’s no guarantees in the league as far as prospects and free agents are concern. Trading away assets while making your farm system stronger is the way the Cubs should looked to.
Ian Happ knows these next 2 games could be his last at Wrigley as a Cub, so he's soaking it all in – from the bleacher bums to the vendors
"You see people that have been here for 34 years and every time they're excited to tell you 'good game' or 'get them tomorrow'" @ihapp_1 pic.twitter.com/qIJId599Vw
— Rick Tarsitano (@RickTarsitano) July 25, 2022
Ian Happ is currently his most consistent season at the plate, currently hitting .282 on the year with nine long balls. It’ll be interesting to watch how the market develops but as of now the Cubs are sitting in a good spot as the team to watch during the deadline.
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