Chicago Cubs: Turning it around for the long term
Let’s not give up on Ian Happ quite yet. The strikeouts are frustrating, and the decrease in overall production is something to keep a watchful eye on. However, it is not time to push the panic button just yet.
It could very well be a ‘sophomore slump’ which Happ is going through in 2018. As expected, pitchers have adjusted, meaning Happ needs to make counter-adjustments on the fly. Things often change, sometimes negatively, for a young second-year player. We can’t forget that fact.
For Happ, this could be a good lesson learned moving forward. As he has shown many flashes of his high potential, the sky could turn back into the limit for the 24-year-old in 2019. For now, it is time to wait and see and hope the dominoes fall precisely.