Cubs GM Carter Hawkins joins game broadcast to talk trade deadline aftermath
Chicago Cubs general manager Carter Hawkins joined the broadcast during Thursday night’s game against the Cardinals.
Hawkins discussed the team’s approach around the trade deadline with deals that were and weren’t done.
With Willson Contreras’ contract ending after this season, he was a subject of many trade rumors. Hawkins described why the Cubs made the decision to keep the catcher on the team.
“We didn’t feel like trading the player was worth more than keeping the player,” Hawkins said.
Most of the Cubs’ trades were focused on their pitching infrastructure, specifically trading away multiple bullpen pitchers, including reliever Scott Effross.
Effross had shown a lot of progress and success this season, which is why Hawkins said so many teams were interested in the relief pitcher. In return for Effross, the Cubs acquired Hayden Wesneski, a starting pitcher currently in Triple-A.
“We feel like, hopefully, we’ll have 6 years of him in our rotation,” Hawkins said.
To see the full interview, watch the video above.