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Chicago Cubs: Losing streak ended

Finally, the Chicago Cubs felt the taste of victory. It had been over a week since the Cubs have been able to shake hands to celebrate a victory after losing seven straight games. They were able to prevail last night in Pittsburgh and once again get into the win column with a 6-4 victory. If this win is in any way an indication of things to come the rest of the season, the Cubs should...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez almost breaks the sound barrier

The Cubs won tonight against the Pirates, and at 65-83, they have only 14 games left and must win at least 8 of those to avoid 90 losses for those of you who care about these things.  For those of you wondering about draft position, they’re #6 (most likely #7 due to the Astros’ Aiken/Nix snafu) so it’ll take a bit of a run plus a collapse from some other teams to drop out...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Much needed off day

Chicago Cubs Yesterday’s off day could not have come at a more perfect time for the Chicago Cubs. Losers of six straight and heading into a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates that just swept the Cubs last weekend, the Cubs needed an off day to try and get their minds right and come back playing much better baseball. After being completely dominated by the Pirates last weekend...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Notes: Baez, Soler

It’s no secret; the Cubs have one of the best farm systems in baseball.  They’re stacked with hitters that are coming up right now.  I’m going to look at Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, two guys who recently came up as the next wave of Cubs talent.  I think both will have a big impact […]
Via On-Base Talk
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Reasonable Explanation for Javier Baez’s Homer Drought

In the seventh inning of the Cubs’ August 23rd game home against Baltimore, very potent infield prospect Javier Baez hit the seventh home run of his career in just his 82nd plate appearance. This impressive and immediate exhibition of power wasn’t particularly surprising. Both Baez’s minor-league numbers and the scouting reports suggested that, upon his […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Enough is Enough: Javier Baez is a Bust

The excuses are running thin, quick. For those claiming that his swing is on point and that he is Gary Sheffield-esq and that he’s still young and that power hitters strikeout a ton – GET OVER IT! It’s better to offer no excuse than a bad one - George friggin’ Washington  Javier Baez has proven that regardless of your excuses, he isn’t any good and should not be a part...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Weekend of promise

Although the Chicago Cubs have seemingly been out of the race for a playoff spot for quite some time now, this weekend against their arch rivals the St. Louis Cardinals shows that the Cubs are very close to competing with the National League Central’s cream of the crop. If this weekend is a sign of things to come for the Cubs, then there is good reason to be very optimistic as...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez and His Swing

Javier Baez’s debut so far in the major leagues has been “hit or miss”. I mean that in a literal sense, Baez has either hit a home run or struck out in exactly half of his 74 major league at-bats. While he has shown some extreme power, his strikeout rate is troubling. Most of his power in generated from the wild hack of a swing he has. Of course, since he only 21, he still...
Via Sports Mockery
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rookie Javier Baez Crushes 434-Foot Home Run Into Second Deck (Video)

Chicago Cubs phenom Javier Baez continues to wow with his power. The 21-year-old rookie was at it again Monday afternoon against the New York Mets, absolutely crushing his fifth home run in 14 games since being called up to the big leagues. Baez’s latest blast came in the ninth inning, as he launched a mammoth two-run shot into Citi Field’s second deck in left field to give the...
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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