Eyes On: J.A. Happ Close to Being Traded (UPDATES: One Report Says It's Yankees)

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Eyes On: J.A. Happ Close to Being Traded (UPDATES: One Report Says It’s Yankees)

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Shortly after hearing that the price tag on lefty J.A. Happ had fallen, and right after fellow quality rental starter Nathan Eovaldi was traded, it sounds like Happ is the next domino to fall:

The Cubs are in need of more starting pitching, and have reportedly had interest in Happ in the past. So it’s plausible they’re in this thing. Then again, lots of teams want pitching right now, and perhaps several of them just missed out on Eovaldi.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: It sounds like, as expected, the Yankees are involved (the dang AL East is gobbling up all the players), as are the Brewers, who just recently lost Brent Suter to a torn ACL and got some bad news on Zach Davies’ rehab, too. Both teams make plenty of sense.

But they’re not the only ones, per Gordon Wittenmyer:

The Cubs are very nice fit for Happ, so as we said before, stay tuned …

UPDATE 2: Is this related:

UPDATE 3: NOPE!

I’m having fun. Are you having fun?

UPDATE 4: Wow, if this is where the Jays started their asks, no wonder they had to drop their price:

UPDATE 5: Patrick Mooney’s latest suggests (among other things) that Happ is not near the top of the Cubs’ wish list, which, if true, would obviously make it much less likely that they’re about to land him.

UPDATE 6: Does Steve Phillips break news now? If so, it’s the Yankees:



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.