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Cubs prospects update: Cates, Cervenka, Baez, Hannemann

Over the last couple of weeks, a number of Cubs prospects have been promoted to higher levels in the system, including OF Jorge Soler to AAA Iowa, OF Albert Almora to AA Tennessee and 2014 first round pick Kyle Schwarber to Advanced A Daytona. Today, we will feature a couple of other prospects who have recently been promoted and one whom Cubs fans are clamoring to be promoted to...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs weigh position changes for Javier Baez and Kris Bryant

With a straight face, Jed Hoyer said it’s important to focus on what’s up here at Wrigley Field right now — a last-place team flirting with a 100-loss pace. But the Cubs general manager did make a larger point about the obsession with Triple-A/Double-A kids. “It’s fun to look at the box scores in Iowa and Tennessee,” Hoyer said before Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the San...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' prospect Baez excels in second base debut

In a move that could signal one of the final steps to a major league promotion, Chicago Cubs marquee prospect Javier Baez made his first start Thursday night at second base for Triple-A Iowa at Round Rock. Baez, 21, played flawlessly at second base after playing shortstop in 284 minor league games. Baez was involved in three double plays and also handled two grounders that resulted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Change Javier Baez’s Position in Light of Recent Trade

Posted to Chicago CubsJavier Baez has played shortstop for the majority of his professional career in the Chicago Cubs minor league system, 284 minor league games to be exact. Baez made his first start Thursday night at second base for Triple-A Iowa team in a move geared around the new shortstop prospect Addison Russell. Russell was acquired as part of the Jeff Samardzija trade...
Via Sports Mockery
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Cubs playing Javier Baez at second base

Javier Baez is starting at second base for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. The 21-year-old Baez had been playing short stop for Iowa but with the acquisition of Addison Russell and the presence of Starlin Castro at the big leagye level his path to the majors is as a second baseman. Big news over in Round Rock. Iowa #Cubs shortstop Javier Baez starting at second base tonight. #PCL #MiLB...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Making a play for Javier Baez

When the Cubs acquired Addison Russell from the A’s in a trade earlier this month, it was clear that both Starlin Castro and Javier Baez would be available in a trade.  Earlier this week, in a post for ESPN NY, Adam Rubin reported that an industry source has predicted that the Mets could end up with Cubs super prospect Javier Baez. Baez would be a great get for the Mets for many...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez and his freaky bat speed.

I don't know about you, but the home run derby held little interest for me this year.The amazing thing happened the day before. At the All Star Futures Game.I could go on about how cheesy and just overall bad the actual production was (how many lame interviews can one game have while the game is going on?), but when Javier Baez actually went with the pitch - a curve or some...
Via Cub Reporter
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

On Sunday, highly-touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez drove a Lucas Giolito curveball over the right-field fence for an opposite-field, two-run homer in the All-Star Futures Game at Target Field. The homer gave the World Team a 2-1 lead at the time, but the U.S. Team prevailed and won the contest 3-2. “It was great,” Baez said after the game. “I was just looking for a fastball...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

Real quick, would like to thank Metsmerized for giving me the opportunity to come on here and share my thoughts alongside an already stellar cast of writers.  This is an exciting opportunity and I will certainly take it with a lot of pride.  Now, let’s get down to the business. The Chicago Cubs and the NY Mets have a lot in common.  Both are storied NL franchises with a desperate...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  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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