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How soon before Cubs make Javier Baez an everyday player?

Joe Maddon likes using Javier Baez as a super-utility guy and not playing him every single day. But how long before Baez gets to start on a daily basis?
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Maddon on the many possibilities of where to play Baez

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the many possibilities of where to play Javier Baez.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Maddon: Versatility on field helping Baez's bat

Javier Baez has played all four infield positions for the Cubs this season, and he has definitely shined at second base. Shouldn't he be settling down at one spot?
2 days ago

La Stella yet to report to minors for Cubs

Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella was demoted to AAA on July 29th. He still hasn’t reported to the Iowa Cubs because he’s apparently quite upset about the demotion, despite the fact that it was just a baseball move and that he’d be back in the majors with Chicago sooner rather than later. According to CBS Chicago and Cubs manager Joe Maddon, La Stella went back to his home in...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

My Current Favorite Javier Baez Statistic

Javier Baez is a home-run hitter, and on Tuesday against the Reds, he hit a home run. This is a video of said home run, linked because it is not yet embeddable. I would encourage you to watch the home run, because why not?, but if you’re not in the mood, check out the catcher’s pitch signal: The count was 1-and-2, and Javier Baez is also a strikeout hitter, so the signal was...
Via Fangraphs
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs' Baez makes beautiful throw from his bottom but just misses

Spoiler that you should have inferred from the headline: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto was ruled safe after umpires reviewed the play, nevertheless it was a defensive gem from Chicago Cubs third baseman Javier Baez. (Check out video above.)Baez ranged a few steps toward short on a hard chopper by Realmuto and managed to get enough glove on it to stop the ball and knock it into the...
Via FOX Sports
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Javy Baez makes the best play of the year… that didn’t result in an out

Javier Baez came up to the big leagues as a shortstop, but plays all over the diamond for Joe Maddon’s Chicago Cubs team. It’s particularly fun to watch the 23-year-old play third base, where his shortstop skills allow him to make some crazy plays that the average third baseman cannot. An example of that came on Thursday night in Miami, when the Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto hit...
Via The Comeback
June 24, 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

WATCH: Cubs' Baez swings so hard he falls down

Javier Baez was one of the prospects called up by the Chicago Cubs this week when rosters expanded to 40. Baez has a pretty simple rep as a player: he strikes out a lot, and he’s got ridiculous power. So when he came up in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s Reds-Cubs game against Aroldis Chapman, with Chicago down 7-4 and two men on base, it seemed pretty obvious that he’d be...
Via The Outside Corner
September 02, 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

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