The Arizona Fall League title game was played on Saturday afternoon, with the Mesa Solar Sox taking the prize with a few Chicago Cubs prospects in tow:
And since he’s a switch-hitter, why not do it from the other side, too?
Not like he really cared about the cycle, and something something Arizona something thin air, but going 4-for-4 at the plate is pretty special no matter what. He was also pretty solid on defense:
This was the play right before the no-hitter was officially broken up, but that wasn’t really Happ’s fault or anything. Given how great Happ has been playing and how stacked the Cubs’ MLB lineup is for the foreseeable future, it’s easy to see how other teams might try to poach him from the Cubs in trade. It would be a painful trade if it happened, but seeing as how Happ can play multiple positions in the outfield as well as second base, I hope the Cubs do their best to keep him unless they’re blown away by something like an elite pitching prospect (or two).
Speaking of painful trades, here is Gleyber Torres earning the AFL MVP award for being a badass:
Torres was, of course, the headliner in the trade that brought over Aroldis Chapman. At the time, we were kind of freaking out about the price tag, but it turned out to be a worthwhile trade after all.
Assuming he isn’t traded, the Cubs have a very intriguing prospect for us to keep tabs on, and just like the previous draft picks under Theo Epstein (all of whom ended up contributing to the World Series championship-winning club), it may prove to be a very worthwhile investment.
UPDATE 5/13: It might be happening (see what I did there):
Ian Happ may be added to #Cubs today as short-term call up because of injuries (Russell, Jay, Bryant etc). Stay tuned
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 13, 2017
It’s anyone’s guess if they end up putting Addison Russell on the disabled list or they send a pitcher down. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: 5/13 12:30pm
Ian Happ is officially with the Cubs.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) May 13, 2017