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...
Via The Outside Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez swung so hard at an Aroldis Chapman pitch that he fell

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...
Via Bloguin Best
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Falls After Swinging at 99-mph Heat from Aroldis Chapman

Almost had it.
Via Busted Coverage
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Cubs call up 2B Baez

One of the eight zillion Sept. 1 roster expansion-related promotions was Cubs 2B Javier Baez, who batted seventh on Tuesday. A rough spring training, a broken finger and a death in the family contributed to Baez getting lost in the shuffle of Cubs' prospects this season, but he's cut down on his strikeouts, and in 70 Triple-A games in 2014 has batted .324 with 13 home runs and 17...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Middle Infielder With Win-Your-League Upside

The newest member of the Cubs’ big league team, Javier Baez is sure to elicit a fair amount of debate within the fantasy circles. When it comes to what his potential output will be for September some people will surely take the stance that Baez won’t receive enough playing time nor will he muster up enough contact to do much with the playing time he does receive. Let’s be...
Via Baseball Professor
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rosters Expand From Foster’s Oil Can To Forty Ounce

As we always do about this time!  *beat drops, Grey does the worm, Grey's iPhone alarm goes off, time to put more money in the meter*  Damn, how long was I worming for?  September 1st hits and teams expand their rosters to the Four-Oh.  Now pour some extra bullpen guys out for all the dead moments between pitcher changes.  So, what does this mean for all of us, fantasy baseballers...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 131 Recap: Cubs 5 Reds 4

Top Play (WPA): This game never quite looked as rough as it probably felt for most Cubs fans, but I think that has a lot to do with losing five of their last six and the hangover from the 13-6 beatdown in the first game of this series. But the Cubs kept it fairly close, never trailing by more than two runs. And with two outs and the score 3-2 in favor of the Reds, Dexter Fowler smoked...
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baez among 4 players added to roster by Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have added infield prospect Javier Baez and three others from Triple-A Iowa before Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. With rosters expanding, Chicago recalled pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada and selected the contracts of outfielder Quintin Berry and reliever Trevor Cahill from Iowa. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated relievers...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baez leads group of four call-ups as roster expands

Hot shot second-base prospect Javier Baez will be one of four players the Chicago Cubs will call up as big-league rosters expand Tuesday. The timing is purely coincidental as all major-league rosters can expand to 40 players, but for the Cubs it comes the day after Starlin Castro, banished to second base from shortstop, committed three errors in the Cubs' 13-6 loss Monday to Cincinnati...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Young Cubs: Almora Stays Hot, Johnson Notes, Baez Dazzles

Sorry for skipping the week wrap, here’s an extra meaty edition to make up for it. Top 10 Name Level Stats Gleyber Torres Low-A South Bend 3-for-19, 7 SO Ian Happ Low-A South Bend 2-for-18, 2 RS, 1 RBI, 6 SO Billy McKinney Double-A Tennessee 7-Day DL Albert Almora Double-A Tennessee 9-for-21, 4 RS, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 4 SO Pierce Johnson Double-A Tennessee 13 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 4 BB...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Arrieta’s No-Hitter

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 262, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) recap the weekend in baseball and talk about some players who can help down the stretch. Topics include: A game of either/or on Jake Arrieta’s value for ROS and 2016 Debate on whether you should add Javier Baez in standard leagues Buy...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Cubs land Greinke in offseason?

The Cubs were in talks prior to the non-waiver trade deadline to land a high-impact starter like Cole Hammels but couldn't reach a deal they liked. They ended with veteran Dan Haren, who has said he is likely to retire. Chicago will dive into the free-agent market seeking to make a major splash for a top-of-the-rotation starter. The name at the top of the list is David Price, who...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Javier Baez be Called up to the Chicago Cubs?

DENVER, CO – AUGUST 06: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs pops out in the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 6, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) The most rewarding part of Theo Epstein’s thorough rebuilding process has been watching the 2015 Chicago Cubs morph into one of the youngest, most intriguing...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What *COULD* Happen When Baez Returns

  With Javier Baez now rehabbing with the Iowa Cubs, Starlin Castro‘s struggles along with the cloud of uncertainty with the trade deadline approaching, fans of the Chicago Cubs are trying to figure out how the pieces all fit together. Some people assume that once Baez is ready to return to the majors, he will take over second base pushing Addison Russell to short stop which would...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Padres interested in Cubs’ Javier Baez

The San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs have been connected in recent days and while a James Shields-for-Starlin Castro makes some sense, that swap is highly unlikely. The Padres, however, are showing interest in another Cubs shortstop. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Cubs and Padres have talked about Javier Baez in trade talks. Baez, 22, is a very talented player, but...
Via Baseball Essential
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs need to punt on 2015 at trade deadline

In a way, this feels better than a September collapse, because they presumably got it out of the way before mistakes could be made and real heartbreak could be suffered. But this weekend’s home sweep at the hands of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies, which included getting no-hit for the first time since 1965, proved that the Chicago Cubs absolutely should not be selling off prospects...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Baez Helps AZL Cubs Drub-Blank the Brew Crew

Javy Baez doubled, singled, walked, reached base on an HBP, and scored two runs, Carlos Sepulveda drove-in four runs with a pair of two-run singles, and RHSP Austyn Willis hurled five innings of two-hit shutout ball and combined with three relievers to toss a five-hit shutouit, as the AZL Cubs whitewashed the AZL Brewers 11-0 in Arizona League action Saturday night at Maryvale Stadium...
Via Cub Reporter
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs trying for Cole Hamels; Offering Starlin Castro, Javier Baez

The Chicago Cubs have shown interest in Cole Hamels and have recently scouted him, as I wrote for Baseball Essential, but do the two teams have what it takes to complete a deal? With their deep farm system, the Cubs are well positioned to make a run at Hamels. The Cubs, however, prefer not to trade those young, talented players, since they plan to build around them. In trade talks...
Via Baseball Essential
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Prospectus Midseason Top 50 Prospects

There weren’t too many people that argued the Cubs top prospects entering this season were Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Below them were Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber and C.J.Edwards. It’s been fun to watch these guys at the MLB level, but that takes them off the top prospects list and therefore the BP Midseason top 50 only includes two Cubs: Kyle...
Via Obstructed View
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs' Baez to begin rehab

Cubs' prospect Javier Baez, who suffered a non-displaced fracture of his finger on June 7, will begin rehabbing in Arizona on Wednesday.Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumored Baez for Niese deal could work for Mets

Bear with me for a moment, but let’s imagine the Mets are not in a deep freefall with no end in sight. Let’s assume they didn’t cough up an 11-0 streak and could hit their way out of a paper bag. Pretend the New York Mets are legitimate playoff contenders this season. Better isn’t it? Unfortunately, we’ve still got a quandary on our hands. The Mets have way too much starting...
Via Mets360.com
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Quick hits

If the playoffs started today, the Chicago Cubs would make it. Yeah, you read that right. Most Cub fans expected to hear that next year, but what a pleasant surprise. Here are a two of many things to pay attention to as the Cubs try to keep up and make the playoffs in 2015. Pitching This past offseason the Cubs went out and got their ace, Jon Lester and resigned Jason Hammel. But...
Via isportsweb.com
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs' Baez out with fractured finger

  Talk of a Javier Baez promotion will come to a halt as the prospect suffered a "non-displaced fracture on his left ring figer Sunday in a game with Triple-A Iowa. He is expected to miss four to eight weeks," according to Cubs.com. “That's a kick in the butt for the kid, man," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. “He's been working so hard, he's been doing so well. I don't know the...
Via Fox Sports
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Injury Leads To Uncertain Future With The Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez won’t be called up anytime soon after suffering a hand injury and leaving Sunday’s Iowa Cubs game. According to the Des Moines Register, Baez injured his left hand after sliding headfirst into second base on a steal in the seventh inning against the Memphis Redbirds. “We don’t have an update right now,” Iowa manager Marty Pevey said...
Via Sports Mockery
June 07, 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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