Cubs' Happ 'numb' to trade rumors
"At some point, you get numb to it," Happ said Friday, according to The Athletic's Patrick Mooney.
"You get numb to it, and you just have to go do your job every day. I've said this before, we've all been through a stretch where there's been rumors. Playing in this market, whether it was the offseason or midseason where that kind of stuff was swirling, you've been through it at some point."
The 27-year-old is so far enjoying the finest season of his six-year career.
Happ owns a .288/.385/.475 slash line with eight home runs, 36 RBIs, and five stolen bases in 69 games.
Despite Chicago's 100-loss pace, Happ still enjoys being a Cub.
"Chicago's an unbelievable place," Happ said. "You see this year, as we go through some struggles, there's still 30,000-40,000 people there getting excited about a 1-0 win after 10 straight losses. It's a very, very special place."
Happ is scheduled for one more year of arbitration before reaching free agency following the 2023 campaign.
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