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
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5 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Approached Mets For Starting Pitching

According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago  Cubs have reached out to the Mets as well as other teams as their year long quest for a cost-controlled starting pitcher wages on. What’s not clear is if Wittenmyer is referring to the conversation the Mets and Cubs had last offseason or if this is something new. Considering how the two teams are ideally...
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6 days ago  |  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...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey Chicago, the Cubs are winning today

“Go Cubs, Go!” is the Chicago Cubs official victory song belted over Wrigley Field’s speakers. The song was composed back in 1984 and consists of elementary lyrics over a bluegrass, folk style musical bed. It’s really the kind of tune accustomed for children’s shows on PBS or Nickelodeon. Mr. Rogers Neighborhood theme song exceeds it by at least tenfold. Despite Chicago’s...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Where We Stand Now

Following last night’s 6-0 loss to the Indians, the Cubs are a solid 34-28, but are 8 games behind the Cardinals who have hacked their way to baseball’s best 43-21 record. The Pirates are in 2nd place and after winning 6 in a row are a couple of games ahead of the Cubs. The Cubs remain 5th in the NL, which is good for a playoff spot, one game up. The actual record is what’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Angels Trade Deadline Targets: Cubs-Angels

By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  One of the biggest concerns for the Angels so far this season has been the team’s poor offensive performance against right-handed pitching, where they are hitting a collective .680 OPS. Part of that issue stems from the fact that the team is running a .274 BABIP versus RHP which should normalize and regress to the mean...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft: No. 9 – Chicago Cubs – Ian Happ

With the #9 pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft, the Chicago Cubs selected Ian Happ, outfielder, from the University of Cincinnati.  A switch-hitting junior, the 20-year old Happ has an .369/.492/.672 triple-slash with 47 R’s, 18 2B’s, 14 HR’s, 44 RBI’s, 49 BB’s, 49 SO’s, and an 1.164 OPS in 198 at-bats. A lot of talent evaluators love Happ’s swing, and what’s not...
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21 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ prospect Javier Baez out 4-8 weeks with fractured finger

This is unfortunate news for Chicago Cubs fans. Cubs’ minor league infielder Javier Baez will be sidelined approximately 4-8 weeks after fracturing his left ring finger in a Triple-A game Sunday. Cubs infielder Javier Baez taken to a local Iowa hospital for precautionary X-rays on his hand, according to manager Marty Pevey. #Cubs — Ash Marshall (@AshMarshallMLB) June 7, 2015...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

What About Javy?

This may change, of course, but re: one Javier Baez… And yes-Javier Baez is here. #Cubs #PCL #MiLB — Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) June 7, 2015 This is exciting news for everyone who currently hates Jonathan Herrera, and also a nice alternate to the still-getting-back-to-form Arismendy Alcantara.  As you may know from the schedule, the Chicago Cubs do have an off-day after today’s...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Baez Homers Off Light Tower

In the Iowa Cubs games against the Memphis Redbirds, Javier Baez blasted a ball off a light tower in deep left field. You have got to see this. As we have mentioned over the past could weeks, it appears that Javy Baez is on his way back to the bigs anytime now, and mammoth blasts like that will be a very welcome addition to the Cubs lineup. There was a lot of noise around the Cubs...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez the key to SP trade

A shakeup in the starting lineup is the furthest thing on the minds of the Chicago Cubs. But as the team continues to prove the naysayers wrong by delivering competitiveness earlier than expected, trade talk will inevitably begin to stir the closer we get to the trading deadline. While the bullpen has regularly performed as a double threat with consistency and health issues,...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs getting creative to find a spot for Javier Baez

Throughout both his major and minor league career, Javier Baez has been shuffled around the diamond. The one constant has always been his bat. The Chicago Cubs drafted Baez as a shortstop with the ninth overall selection of the 2011 draft.  He moved from short and began working at second base in 2014 due to Starlin Castro‘s presence in Chicago. Now, beginning this week, he will...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Could Be Up Sooner Than Expected For The Chicago Cubs

It’s June, the Chicago Cubs are still over .500 and in playoff contention. They also have a young hitter who is looking for redemption after losing his starting job and being demoted to Triple-A. It wasn’t the best start of the year for Javier Baez, who entered spring training with questions about his plate approach hanging over his head. The ridiculously high strikeout rate...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dog Days of Summer or Random Thoughts

These past few days have kind of sucked for me, which is why I have not been overly active recently. One of my dogs has been sick or a little while, and we had to put her down Monday night. Not the best of days for me, as you can imagine, anytime you have to say goodbye to a family pet, you are not going to be in the mood for much of anything else. The Chicago Cubs have been a nice...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Constructing the Perfect Mets and Cubs Trade

Baseball analyst and former GM Jim Duquette came up with three potential scenarios in trying to construct the perfect Mets and Cubs trade in an article for MLB.com. He points out that Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer recently acknowledged that the two sides have had ongoing dialogue to see if there is a good fit. The Cubs of course are loaded with talented middle infielders, while...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez coming soon?

The new look Chicago Cubs are significantly powered by players age 25 or under. Rizzo, Castro, Bryant, Russell, Hendricks, and Soler are leading the resurgence. However, let’s not forget another key player refining his game at the AAA level. Javier Baez has the potential to be a significant addition to the major league club as the year goes on. Baez needs to continue to improve...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Duquette: Constructing the Perfect Mets and Cubs Trade

Baseball analyst and former GM Jim Duquette came up with three potential scenarios in trying to construct the perfect Mets and Cubs trade in an article for MLB.com. He points out that Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer recently acknowledged that the two sides have had ongoing dialogue to see if there is a good fit. The Cubs of course are loaded with talented middle infielders, while...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Chicago Cubs Ready To Trade 2 Top Prospects

A report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Chicago Cubs are willing to trade two of their top prospects. A recent story was written about Cubs’ GM Jed Hoyer saying that a trade with the New York Mets would happen eventually and now we at least know two names that may be on the table. Heyman says Javier Baez and Dan Vogelbach are on the table for teams looking to trade for...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things

  With the season wearing on, the affiliates are starting to normalize.  Players are starting to show some regression to their means, while others (like Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Schwarber) still have monster numbers fueled by early season video game-like performances.  In general, all of the teams are playoff competitors and should remain that way through the end of the season....
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Javy Hits a Bomb, is Baez Getting Closer

As the MLB club continues to roll and fans continue to be awed by Kris Bryant’s emergence on the North Side, Javier Baez has been working hard to join him and fellow youngsters Jorge Soler and Addison Russell in the Chicago Cubs lineup. Just just how is he doing? Is Baez getting closer to a return? As you can see, Baez still has an incredibly violent swing, but he has seemed to...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Keeping an eye on Javier Baez; Contingencies

Prior to Javier Baez’s 1-4, 0 strikeout performance today, he was batting .265 with an OBP of .357.  That’s nearly a 100 point split between his average and on base percentage in his first 56 plate appearances this season.  That’s the biggest split we’ve seen from him yet in his professional career.  While we’d prefer the sample to be somewhere near 100 plate appearances...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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