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And There Goes Nathan Eovaldi – Headed to Red Sox

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Things just aren’t great right now, man. In addition to the Cubs-specific stuff I got into this morning that have really kicked us in the grapes the last two days, the Cubs also missed out on reliever Zach Britton last night, a guy they’d been targeting for a while.

Now, another guy they’d been looking closely at (admittedly, we don’t know for sure how much they liked him) is off the table:

Beeks is ranked 15th by MLB Pipeline in a decent, but not fantastic, Red Sox system. He had moved up to six in BA’s updated rankings, though, after he pitched extremely well at AAA this year. So I expect he was something of a riser. I’m not sure the Cubs really had a one-to-one apples-to-apples guy like that.

I was a fan for Eovaldi’s particular fit for the Cubs as a rental option, so I’m bummed about this. Clearly, the price tag on Eovaldi was higher than we might have expected, and, as I said, I’m not sure the Cubs could have matched this return (exactly) from their farm system, alone.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.