The Chicago Cubs made headlines late Sunday night after proposing a trade for New York Yankees’ hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. The deal was made official by Tuesday afternoon, sending top prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees along with Adam Warren and outfield prospects Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.
Chapman’s presence in Chicago will help a struggling Cubs bullpen that has been the team’s Achilles Heel this season. With the 28-year-old fireballer now on the North Side, the Cubs will be turning even more heads as they continue their first-place assault in the N.L. Central. It comes as no surprise, then, that the team will play in the majority of this week’s top-priced MLB games as it sets to welcome the White Sox and Mariners to Wrigley Field through the weekend.
View the complete list of this week’s top-priced MLB games below, according to TicketIQ:
7/28/16 Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs | Avg. Price: $231.50 | Get-in: $91
A four-game series with the White Sox is on tap for the Cubs this week, with the first two games being held at U.S. Cellular Field before Wrigley Field hosts games on Wednesday and Thursday. The second Wrigley game on Thursday will be the most expensive game this week, with Cubs tickets on the secondary market averaging $231.50. If looking just to get in the cheapest ticket is currently listed from $91. John Lackey will make the start for the Cubs against the beleagured White Sox ace Chris Sale.
7/27/16 Chicago White Sox @ Chicago Cubs | Avg. Price: $212.95 | Get-in: $89
The opening game at Wrigley will be held on Wednesday night and will see Jason Hammel face Jacob Turner. As it stands now the average price for Cubs vs White Sox tickets is $212.95. The get-in price for Wednesday’s game currently starts at $89.
7/29/16 Seattle Mariners @ Chicago Cubs (Tank Top Giveaway) | Avg. Price: $199.05 | Get-in: $79
Following their four-game stint with the White Sox, the Cubs will welcome the Mariners for three games through the weekend. The series will be abundant with promotional items, and Friday night’s game will give the first 5,000 fans a tank top courtesy of Budweiser. The average price for the game is now $199.05 and the get-in price is $79. Jon Lester is slated to take the hill against Hisashi Iwakuma.
7/30/16 Seattle Mariners @ Chicago Cubs (Misting Fan Giveaway) | Avg. Price: $191.74 | Get-in: $85
One day later, the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a special Cubs Misting Fan to combat the heat at Wrigley. Reigning N.L. Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta is expected to pitch against the Mariners’ Wade Miley. The average resale price for Cubs vs Mariners tickets on Saturday is now $191.74 and the cheapest ticket starts from $85.
7/30/16 Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants (Buster Hugs Mug Giveaway) | Avg. Price: $181.55 | Get-in: $85
Rounding out this week’s top games list will be a Saturday showcase between the Giants and Nationals at AT&T Park. A Buster Posey mug giveaway will be given to the first 20,000 fans in attendance. Giants tickets against the Nationals on Saturday currently average $181.55 and the cheapest ticket is listed from $85. Jake Peavy gets the start against Anthony DeSclafani.