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JAVIER BAEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs prep for theme trip, show off silly suits

Javier Baez had three suits to chose from Sunday, including a leopard print and a camouflage pattern. Dexter Fowler showed up in hot pink shorts with a matching short sleeve jacket that he accented with a black t-shirt and black shoes. Adam Warren had a colorful Rubik's cube patterned jacket and slacks.
Via Cubs.com
3 days ago

Chicago Cubs: Will Javier Baez Be An Everyday Starter By The End Of The Season?

Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez is an incredibly versatile player, as he can play every infield position, and he had been taking reps in the outfield during Spring Training. He has seen his playing time increase these last couple games, due to Jorge Soler struggling recently. This brings up the question, will Javier Baez be […] Chicago Cubs: Will Javier Baez Be An Everyday Starter...
Via Cubbies Crib
6 days ago

Baez fine with part-time role for Cubs

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has told Javier Baez that someday he'll be in the lineup every day in the big leagues. But right now, Baez has accepted his role as a pinch-hitter and defensive sub.
Via Cubs.com
6 days ago

Cubs activate Javier Baez from 15-day disabled list

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have activated utility player Javier Baez from the disabled list and optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki to Triple-A Iowa. Friday's moves come after Baez went 4 for 15 while playing four positions in a four-game rehab stint with Iowa. Baez injured his left thumb while sliding headfirst into first base during a spring training game, limiting him to...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Baez at Nine: The Cubs’ Most Versatile Player

It’s been talked about at length through the offseason and into spring training, and the early part of the spring training schedule hasn’t done anything to cool it down. Javier Baez is playing the part of Ben Zobrist, circa 2008, on this Cubs team. We already knew he could bring out a golden glove at shortstop, […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Projecting Javier Baez and Quantifying his Improvements

Taking full advantage of the September roster expansion, the Chicago Cubs called up 22-year-old infielder Javier Baez to help fortify the team’s middle-infield situation. This isn’t Baez’s first taste of the big leagues. In fact, he doesn’t even qualify as a rookie anymore. As you probably recall, he spent the final two months of 2014 season in the majors, where he turned...
Via Fangraphs
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Javier Baez Sustains Hand Injury, Out 4-8 Weeks

Javier Baez, who was long considered one of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects before being called up to the big leagues last year, sustained a hand injury that will sideline him for at least one month and perhaps two. Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reported Baez appeared to jam a finger while sliding headfirst into second base for the Iowa Cubs, Chicago’s Triple-A affiliate...
Via Sportsnaut
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs fan throws HR ball back with authority (Video)

A Chicago Cubs fan in the outfield stands displayed some impressive arm strength when he threw a home run ball all the way back to the infield during Saturday's game at Wrigley Field.After L.A. Dodgers batter Adrian Gonzales hit a home run to center, the fan in the front row who ended up with the ball threw it back - with authority. The ball made it to the edge of the outfield grass...
Via Holdout Sports
September 21, 2014  |  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
September 06, 2014  |  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
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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