CHICAGO (CBS) — The MLB commerce deadline is developing subsequent Tuesday, Aug. 2, and the Cubs’ Willson Contreras and Ian Happ know they might be enjoying their final video games at Wrigley Field in Cubs uniforms.
Before the Cubs took on the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday evening, Happ was philosophical concerning the actuality of the scenario.
“I don’t want to leave here without absorbing it; taking it in. So that’s – the next two days will be a lot of enjoying being out there, enjoying the guys in left field and giving them the outs, and hearing the fans,” Happ stated, “and I’m sure we’ll have good crowds for the next two days – beautiful days in summer at Wrigley, so I’m taking those in.”
Happ stated he has realized what to anticipate from different main selloffs – notably the tradeoff of Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Javy Baez a 12 months in the past.
“It’s a tough part of it, but you kind of get that realization that you’re going to be all right,” Happ stated. “You wake up the next day, you’ll be playing still.”
The Cubs’ two-game sequence with the Pirates entails video games Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon. Afterward, the Cubs are going to San Francisco to tackle the Giants, after which St. Louis to tackle the Cardinals.
They is not going to be again at Wrigley Field till Friday, Aug. 5 – three days after the commerce deadline.