#1: The Bluest Eyes
At least, I think they are blue.
No player for the Chicago Cubs this year will garner a higher asking price than the one with the least amount of MLB time. Ian Happ is proving why he was the top pick for the team in 2015. Now it is 2017, and the man straight rakes.
Fact: Seven of Happ’s 10 hits this year are for extra bases. Should he have enough at-bats to qualify for rankings, he would be the best offensive player on the Cubs behind Kris Bryant. His play in nine games are a strong reason why the team is starting to come around.
Odds are, however, that Happ is not going anywhere. But, is there enough reason for him to stay and play as a starter and not off the bench? While not directly correlated, Baez’s improvement has occurred since he was pushed aside by Happ.
Maybe the competition is what Baez needs. His flare for the dramatic and stellar shown through during the playoffs and World Baseball Classic. Should Happ be on the block, it will be a blockbuster move.