Iowa Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe doubts fans in Des Moines will see star prospect Kris Bryant play. Bryant won’t be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season if the parent Chicago Cubs wait until Friday to call him up.
The I-Cubs home opener is Friday night against Oklahoma City. Bernabe says he doesn’t think the parent club will keep him in Des Moines as they want to move him up as soon as possible to help them out.
Bernabe says if fans in Des Moines get a chance to see Bryant play it most likely will only be for a day or two. “You never know, and the Cubs are holding their cards pretty close to the vest,” Bernabe says. Either way, he says they will have a lot of good prospects playing in Des Moines this year, and the same thing will happen next year.
The I-Cubs are 3-3 on the season after Wednesday’s 3-2 loss in ten innings at New Orleans.