Fans were in awe when they got to know about the Pitcher and the Minor League Players in the ChicagoCubs. The result was announced on Tuesday.
Now, people are aware that the farm systems of the Chicago Cubs have never been the same as it was 2-3 years back. A major part of the reason for this change is how the top prospects of the game now have joined with the big league teams.
The team is already filled up with young exciting prospects already, with Albert Alzolay as the starting pitcher and Miguel Amaya as the catcher. Let’s find out more insights about the team and the updates.
Who got the Pitcher and Minor League Player rewards?
It was a pleasant Tuesday and the Chicago Cubs were gearing up for the announcements. They named their first baseman Jared Young and the pitcher player Matt Swarmer as the Minor League Player and the pitcher of the year respectively.
Now, probably you might have the question – like who are these players!
Jared Young, the Minor League Player
He has played a total combination of 120 games of the Single-A category in the year 2018 between South Bend and Myrtle Beach. He attended the Old Dominion before he was selected for the 15th round of the 2017 draft.
With a combined total of 447 at-bats, Young has delivered 16 home runs and RBI of 76 score. He got a respectable OPS of 0.842 as well.
Matt Swarmer, the Pitcher
Swarmer is a 24-years old player, who pitched for the Myrtle Beach game before the completion of the season in the Double-A set Tennessee. He was drafted in the 19th round from the Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.
Just like Young, even the Swarmer’s scores and points increased after he was promoted as the Minor League Player!
Another surprising point that we saw is that, both the players have not been included in the Cub’s Top 30 Prospect List. This simply shows that the Prospect List is not the ultimate list, and the players got to have unique skills and extraordinary gaming background to make up to the Pitcher or the Minor League Player.
Just before the Winter Olympics got started, there was a unique agreement made between both the North Korea and South Korea. The agreement said that North Korea is interested to participate in the South Korea game, going to be held at Pyeongchang.
North Korea was ready to send in some high-ranking officials including the leader’s sister, one art troupe, and many groups of cheerleaders.
The main objective of this proposal was to represent one shared identity and also to cool up the ties that went sour due to political and military tensions across the border.
Why South Korea is against the Olympic Alignment with North Korea?
As soon as this news was out, many of the South Korean protestors from Seoul led a backlash on the street opposing this agreement. On top of that, even the South Korean President dropped down the rating for the same. The people who were gathered shouted ‘we oppose, we oppose’ and then set the North Korean flag on fire and also a photo of Kim Jong Un.
The requests don’t end there.
North Koreans were interested to join with South Korean’s Women Hockey Team and had a thought of playing the game unitedly. But there was as such no evidence which showed the North Korean players were deserving enough to play the game. Whereas all the South Korean players were set purely on the basis of merits.
This way, by joining both the teams – it would be an unfair thing to the South Korean players by replacing some of their notable players with the North Koreans. There are many hard-working players who have played for years and got the spot in the team. With this unfair joining, it would be a clear injustice to the South Koreans.
Whereas North Koreans won’t join the team due to their talent or dedication. But simply because some powerful, corrupt person wanted to happen so.
Though both the parties have a welcoming gesture towards each other, the combining of the two is less likely to happen soon. What are your thoughts on the hockey team proposal? Do you think the South Koreans took the right stand on it? Share in your thoughts in the comment space below.