The Chicago Cubs signed outfielder Jason Heyward to an eight-year, $184 million deal last winter but he continues to slump this season. According to the latest MLB rumors, the Cubs and their fans might be giving up on Heyward.
In his first season in Chicago, Hayward is batting .225 in 108 games this season with just five home runs and 32 RBIs. Some fans are already shaking their heads since he is not justifying the huge contract he signed with the Cubs.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon benched Jason Heyward throughout the weekend to clear his head. Some MLB rumors in Chicago imply that the Cubs might have given up on Hayward but it was just a way to get him ready for their big run this October.
“That was the goal, just to come in and relax and watch a baseball game. And not overthink it. My head is fine. Head is good. I had fun watching my guys play,” Hayward said, via ESPN.
“I’m going to do what I can do right now. Go out and help this team. When we get to October, go from there,” he added.
According to Nicholas D. Blazek of FanSided, benching Heyward is the right move and he will turn things around just in time for their World Series run. The 27-year-old outfielder is a one-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove Award winner.
It should be noted that these are just MLB rumors and Jason Heyward is still capable of coming out of his slump. The Cubs are very much one of the favorites to win the World Series this year and Hayward can be a vital part of their playoff run.
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