Report: Cubs May Have Interest in Jays Lefty JA Happ

We’ve heard JA Happ’s name floating around as a very likely trade candidate as the deadline nears, but not until now has anything concrete come out regarding a connection to the Cubs. Okay, this recent report is actually not concrete at all. It is, however, something more than just tying together a name with a team that could be looking for pitchers.

Bob Elliot of the Canadian Baseball Network tweeted out Sunday afternoon that the Cubs “may have interest in” Happ. Which is barely more than supposition, I guess, but it does at least lend credence to what several people have been supposing for a while now.

Hearing Chicago Cubs may have interest in LHP JA Happ @Jays

— bob elliott (@elliottbaseball) July 8, 2018

The 35-year-old lefty isn’t putting up incredible numbers by any stretch, but he’s consistently solid and he averages around 5.8 innings per start. His 4.44 ERA will play, especially when you figure that his 3.97 FIP and 3.78 xFIP indicate that he’s pitching around half a run better than that. And how about that career-high 9.83 K/9, which is actually kind of incredible?

Happ’s also in the last year of a contract that would …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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