Ian Happ channels Wall Street’s Wolf after failing to trade
Outfielder Ian Happ expressed his feelings after not being traded by the Chicago Cubs with a GIF from the Wolf of Wall Street.
The Chicago Cubs were expected to be replaced by two big players at this year’s MLB trade deadline – Willson Contreras and Ian Happ. The two embraced in the team’s last home game before the trade deadline, with a trade appearing to be on the horizon. Instead of this, Both players stayed with the team.
Happ, let’s just see, was thrilled that he wasn’t dealt to a new team. If you needed proof, take a look at the GIF he used from the film The Wolf of Wall Street.
Ian Happ expresses feelings after not being traded by Cubs
“I’m not leaving. The show goes on!” That’s probably what Happ was saying to himself when he sent out this tweet featuring the GIF of Leonardo DiCaprio screaming into a microphone while playing Jordan Belfort in the critically acclaimed 2013 film.
At the close, Happ had his fair share of applicants, including the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, the Cubs didn’t receive an offer they felt was appropriate and decided to keep Happ and Contreras.
He is under contract with Happ until the 2023 season before becoming a free agent. This season, Happ has cut .279/.360/.436 while recording 9 home runs, 46 RBI and 100 hits in 99 games entering Tuesday’s trading deadline. For his efforts, he was named to the MLB All-Star Game that season.
As it turns out, the Cubs’ last home game before the close was neither Happ’s nor Contreras’ last. Instead, they will play for the team for the remainder of the season.
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