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JAVIER BAEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Baez, Bryant Show Cubs Committed to Present and Future

Mark the date down.  March 30, 2015.  It should be known as a transformational day in Cubs history.  For the first time in what seems like forever, the Cubs are simultaneously focused on winning right now…and in the future.  The days of selling out to make a single effort to bring a championship to the North Side are gone.  As are the days of watching prospect after prospect...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The unfortunate case of Kris Bryant

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs made a controversial announcement on Monday, reassigning Kris Bryant to Minor League camp. Bryant, the team’s top prospect, led all of baseball with nine home runs this spring. Despite his performance, he was sent down. What’s worse, though, is this is the outcome everybody expected. While the Cubs have already said, and will...
Via Sports-Glory
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs send Kris Bryant, Javier Baez to minors

Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs reassigned Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to Minor League camp on Monday, and also optioned second baseman Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa. “We entered camp with the presumptive move being to send him to Triple-A,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said, per ESPN.com. “It’s always the presumptive [move] for us move with young...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours 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
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Super-Prospect Javier Baez A Bust?

It’s hard not to be caught up in the excitement of spring training. For many of us, it’s the first time we’ve seen live baseball on our televisions after a dreary winter offseason. Twitter and baseball-related boards all over the internet are set ablaze with discussions, ranging from the most basic predictions all the way down to the finite intricacies of player makeup and...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Javier Baez Decision Has Been Made

As being reported by WSCR-670’s Bruce Levine, the Chicago Cubs will go north with Javier Baez apart of the 25 man roster. Cubs have done a 180 on Javier Baez . He now seems in good shape to open on the 25 man roster . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) March 24, 2015 Baez, who made his major league debut last season with the Chicago Cubs, was threatened with the possibility...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs likely to send Baez to AAA

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsIt’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs have a bevy of young talent in their system, many of whom will be seeing ample time in the majors this season. One who seems very likely to start his 2015 season in AAA Iowa, however, is 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez. This is in spite of making his Cubs debut on August 5 of last year. A quick scan of his 2014 totals...
Via Sports-Glory
6 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...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  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
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