Three trade targets for Ian Happ - 1. New York Yankees
Last but not least, It's not hard to envision a scenario of Ian Happ reuniting with one of his best friends, Anthony Rizzo. Positionally, you move Giancarlo Stanton to permanent DH and insert Happ into LF. The Yankees must be running out of patience on Aaron Hicks, and therefore, the Yanks are certainly looking to improve where they can both offensively and defensively. Happ checks every box they are looking for.
In the past, the Cubs and Yankees have had a good relationship in the trade market. The Cubs landed Kevin Alcantara in the Rizzo deal, followed by Hayden Wesneski last year for Scott Effross. Therefore, I believe that if Happ is not getting extended, the Bronx is the most likely landing spot for one because of his perfect fit for the Yankees, and for two, the return for the north siders will likely be the best here. Hopefully, with the Cubs convention this weekend, fans will get a surprise extension announcement, and all of this will blow over.