With the Chicago Cubs getting international money in return from the Baltimore Orioles for Scott Feldman, it makes all the sense in the world to me that the Cubs believe they have a shot at Eloy Jimenez, the number one prospect in the international market at just 16 years old. The Cubs are obviously rebuilding, and I figured they’d be interested in the incredibly talented outfielder, but the international money coming back in a trade? That’s a new one, and it tells me the Cubs are going to make a major run at his services.
I for one would be very excited if Jimenez was signed by the Cubs as most have him projected to be a future All-Star. With the Cubs stockpiling talent in the minors, it’s only a matter of time before things work out. I’m not a big fan of the “all in” approach to minor leaguers, but if this is the route they’re going (and it is), it might as well be the best at it, right?
The Feldman move was a great sign and the Cubs are fortunate it worked out the way they wanted it to. With all this being said, I have no idea if the Cubs are that close to bringing in Jimenez, but one thing is for sure: the Cubs are 100% dedicated to their international scouting and creating more money for their scouts to do their jobs. Outstanding management and thinking by Theo Epstein.
I look forward to seeing what else the Cubs are going to do before the deadline. I believe it’s going to be a firesale like no other, but I also believe things will work out the way they’re supposed too. Here’s to hoping for next year.