For those of us who took Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber in the first round of our fantasy baseball draft in hopes that he would have a breakout year based on his performance in this past World Series, today is a sad day. It was just announced that Schwarber has been demoted to the Cubs Triple-A team in Iowa. Yes the legend of Kyle Schwarber is now taking a detour to Des Moines. Let’s see what people are saying about this shocking demotion to the minors.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 22, 2017
We would like to thank Kyle Schwarber for his participation this 2017 MLB season. pic.twitter.com/EEGOIjOHeV
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) June 22, 2017
Cubs are sending Kyle Schwarber to Class AAA Iowa. Not expected to be gone long but it is an opportunity to clear his head.
— David Kaplan (@thekapman) June 22, 2017
The #Cubs send Kyle Schwarber to minors, hoping the demotion will help him relax, and get steady playing time after hitting .171 first half
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 22, 2017
Just so were crystal clear, Kyle Schwarber has a 119 wRC+ in June with a 16.4 BB%. I don't think I agree with this move.
— Michael Cerami (@Michael_Cerami) June 22, 2017
6 months ago Cubs fans wouldn't trade Kyle Schwarber for Chris Sale, now he's in Des Moines, Iowa.
— Jeff (@jamfan40) June 22, 2017
— Adam Nissen (@nissen54) June 22, 2017
#Cubs demote OF Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A. He had hit just .171 this year in the Bigs.
— Major League Mayhem (@MLBMayhem) June 22, 2017
I don’t think anyone saw this coming, but because Schwarber is only hitting .171 so far this season for the Cubs, something inevitably had to be done. This just adds to what has already been a very disappointing first half of the year for the Cubs.