Chicago Cubs: The finishing touch on our Mock Offseason simulation
With these two young talents and two big league-ready pieces coming back our way, trading Happ was a fairly easy decision, even with the prospect we threw in to even things out. As for the outfield, we’ll head into 2019 with some combination of Schwarber, Heyward, Ben Zobrist, Jon Jay (who we acquired in free agency) and Kris Bryant out there on a daily basis.
That’s the finishing touch on our Mock Winter Meetings – we accomplished our pre-stated goal of shoring up a depleted pen without pillaging the offense. We’ll return the big bats, including Anthony Rizzo, Bryant, Contreras, Schwarber and Zobrist – and even added some depth to the roster in the process.