​In an effort to keep big-money out of the government, President-elect Donald Trump is expected to select Chicago Cubs co-owner and multi-millionaire Todd Ricketts as his deputy commerce secretary. 

​Todd Ricketts, the son of TD Ameritrade founder and business mogul Joe Ricketts, was pegged by Trump to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce after a successful meeting in New Jersey. 


This comes as a somewhat unexpected development, even after the Ricketts family jumped on the Trump bandwagon after his landslide victory in the Republican primaries. 

​​Todd initially donated millions of dollars to a super-PAC that was invested in failed Republican presidential candidate and current governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker. By late September, Ricketts revealed that his pro-Trump efforts were closing in on a donation total of $70 million. 

When the Cubs finally broke their streak of 108 consecutive seasons without a World Series title, the Ricketts family has enjoyed much more spotlight in the realms of both sports and politics. 

Even with his new position in Trump's cabinet, the Cubs will hope Mr. Ricketts still has some time to help crunch numbers for the 2017 roster and beyond.