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Possible Javier Baez Position Change

The Chicago Cubs infield is extremely loaded at the moment; Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Starlin Castro, and Kris Bryant currently makeup the current spots and the team still has Javier Baez waiting in the wings. If all of the players pan out, which there are only questions with a couple of them, something has to break. But with who? The Cubs had assigned Javier Baez to their...
Via Sports Mockery
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baez returning to Cubs facilities

  Javier Baez was granted a leave of absence following his sister's death, but the Cubs expect him to return to the team's complex, according to “Baez has been spending time with his family after the death of his younger sister, Noely, on April 8. That was the day before Triple-A Iowa's season started. Noely had been born with spina bifida and made it to the age...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Headed To Extended Spring Training

According to the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales, Javier Baez will report to Mesa, Ariz., Thursday for extended spring training. Baez, who is 22-years-old, has been on bereavement leave for the last two weeks following the death of his 21-year-old sister Noely on April 8. Baez was one of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects that were optioned down to Triple-A Iowa before the start...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez: Where does he fit in the Chicago Cubs’ future?

Allan Henry-USA TODAY SportsJavier Baez was one of the most exciting parts of the Chicago Cubs season last year, but he wasn’t able to make the Opening Day roster this season. He has issues with his swing, and doesn’t have much patience at the plate. That will have to change before he is able to make an impact in the big leagues. That being said, where does Baez fit with the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Out Indefinitely

The Chicago Cubs star prospect Javier Baez has been granted a bereavement leave of absence from Triple-A Iowa due to the sudden death of his sister Noely Baez. Noely was 21 years of age and was born with spina bifida, a diagnosis which eventually led the Baez family to move from their home in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to North Carolina so she can receive better care. It has been a rough...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Weighing Javier Baez’s Terrible MLB Debut

To say Javier Baez had a rocky start to his big league career would be an understatement. After tearing up the minor leagues to the tune of .274/.331/.541, the 21-year-old rookie hit a putrid .169/.227/.324 in 52 games with the Chicago Cubs last year. His on base percentage was the lowest of any hitter who recorded at […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs smacked down Darren Rovell on Twitter

Like he does every so often, Darren Rovell was sharing some rather innocuous information on Twitter this Wednesday. This time, he was showing off the Cubs’ season ticket holder gift for 2015 – a scarf and a Javier Baez autographed ball. The Cubs threw out a cute, snarky reply because of the presence of a cat in the background of the pic Rovell tweeted out. That cat though! RT...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Slimmed Down Baez Needs to Reinvent His Swing

Of all the Chicago Cubs highly touted prospects, perhaps none has a higher ceiling than Javier Baez. That’s what made his disastrous major league debut so disheartening. Baez possesses bat speed that only Gary Sheffield can understand and when he makes contact it can be awe inspiring. Major Contact Issues The problem is Baez rarely made contact in 2014 once he was called up to...
Via Sports Mockery
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade Rumors: Gary Sanchez edition

While the Chicago Cubs have been rumored to be looking for young starting pitching, another big area of need for the organization is the catching position. Currently, the Cubs do not have a catching prospect in the system that projects as a serviceable big league player. They did draft Kyle Schwarber, a catcher out of Indiana University, this year in the draft but most scouts feel...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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