Citing sources on the 31st (Korea Standard Time), ESPN said the Cubs have no plans to trade outfielder Cody Bellinger to other teams.
The Cubs are expected to be a “seller”스포츠토토 to clean up the main players who have not much time left in the transfer market this summer.
The Cubs will not trade outfielder Cody Bellinger. 사진=ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
Bellinger, who signed with the Cubs by adding a mutually agreed option for the 2024 season to $17.5 million a year, was a strong trade target.
However, he recently changed his strategy after winning eight consecutive games against the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago White Sox to 53 wins and 51 losses.
The Cubs are 3.5 games closer to the world’s leading Milwaukee Brewers and three games closer to the wild-card third-place Cincinnati Reds. It’s such a waste to give up the postseason competition.
ESPN predicted that the Cubs would seek to reinforce bullpen pitchers for the rest of the season.
Bellinger, a rookie of the year 2017 and former MVP of the year, succeeded in rebounding after moving from LA Dodgers to Cubs this season.
He is showing the best productivity since 2019 with a batting average of 0.315 on-base percentage of 0.368 slugging percentage of 0.540 15 home runs and 46 RBIs in 73 games.
The possibility of transferring has decreased in the trade market, but the value is expected to rise in the FA market after the season. His agent is Scott Boras.