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Opinion: Cubs Should Trade Javier Baez

The Cubs have had a busy offseason, adding Joe Maddon and Jon Lester to mix with their young talent.  If you are familiar with the Cubs team, you know they have more hitting prospects than positions to fill on the diamond.  I’m here to tell you who they should trade next to get the pitching they desperately need. A popular guy name is the rumor mill is shortstop Starlin Castro...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs offer Jon Lester deal ‘north of $135 million’

            The Chicago Cubs have made a “significant offer north of $135 million” to free agent pitcher Jon Lester, according to CSN’s David Kaplan. Kaplan believes the Cubs offer would be for six years. But the Cubs will be competing with the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox for Lester’s...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade La Stella to Cubs; Could move be on horizon for Mets?

When the news broke Sunday afternoon that the Atlanta Braves traded their young second baseman Tommy La Stella to the Chicago Cubs for international signee Arodys Vizcaino and international bonus slots, the move came as a bit of a surprise.  Why would the GM Jed Hoyer and the Cubs, a team already with a glut of young infielders make a trade to acquire another young infielder? The...
Via Mets360.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Vizcaino for La Stella

For those of you keeping track, that brings Paul Maholm‘s total value to the Cubs to Tommy La Stella, but we had to throw in some IFA slot money (we got one back to make the numbers work). The trade makes sense to me. Arodys might have a future as a power reliever, but that’s an area the Cubs are flush with. The Cubs are also flush with middle infielders, but you’re deluding...
Via Obstructed View
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Addison Russell on the Trade Block?

The Cubs have a problem. It’s a good problem, but a problem nonetheless. With Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, and Addison Russell headlining the youth movement in the organization, the Cubs have something of a logjam. For the short term, Alcantara has been in centerfield, while Baez has played second base. However, with Russell expected to make it to the major...
Via Sports Mockery
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Javier Baez to be Opening Day 2B

In a recent quote, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein announced that Javier Baez will be the Cubs starting second baseman to start the 2015 campaign. #453229750 / gettyimages.com This is according to a report by Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago on csnchicago.com:But the reality is the Cubs still expect Baez to be their Opening...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Plus/Minus and Baez’s strikeout problem

You all remember Phil Rogers and his beautiful plus/minus system he developed? Well, it’s time to to put it to use. The other day I was reading the news and I read that the US had announced a successful airstrike against IS in which 15 militants, 4 tanks and 4 civilians were killed. That sounds like disastrous results to me, but who I am to question the wisdom of the United States...
Via Obstructed View
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs fan throws HR ball back with authority (Video)

A Chicago Cubs fan in the outfield stands displayed some impressive arm strength when he threw a home run ball all the way back to the infield during Saturday's game at Wrigley Field.After L.A. Dodgers batter Adrian Gonzales hit a home run to center, the fan in the front row who ended up with the ball threw it back - with authority. The ball made it to the edge of the outfield grass...
Via Holdout Sports
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Losing streak ended

Finally, the Chicago Cubs felt the taste of victory. It had been over a week since the Cubs have been able to shake hands to celebrate a victory after losing seven straight games. They were able to prevail last night in Pittsburgh and once again get into the win column with a 6-4 victory. If this win is in any way an indication of things to come the rest of the season, the Cubs should...
Via isportsweb.com
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Javier Baez almost breaks the sound barrier

The Cubs won tonight against the Pirates, and at 65-83, they have only 14 games left and must win at least 8 of those to avoid 90 losses for those of you who care about these things.  For those of you wondering about draft position, they’re #6 (most likely #7 due to the Astros’ Aiken/Nix snafu) so it’ll take a bit of a run plus a collapse from some other teams to drop out...
Via World Series Dreaming
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Javy Baez Will Be an All-Star

Javy Baez will be an All-Star in this league. Yes, the same Baez that has struck out 41.6% of the times he has stepped in the box. No, I do not buy my cars from Josh Gordon. I’ll admit, it is hard to defend a guy hitting .173 with as many strikeouts as Javy Baez but I’m not ready to call him a bust like some fans are, 37 games into his career. In your best 30 for 30 voice, what...
Via Sports Mockery
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Much needed off day

Chicago Cubs Yesterday’s off day could not have come at a more perfect time for the Chicago Cubs. Losers of six straight and heading into a series with the Pittsburgh Pirates that just swept the Cubs last weekend, the Cubs needed an off day to try and get their minds right and come back playing much better baseball. After being completely dominated by the Pirates last weekend...
Via isportsweb.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Notes: Baez, Soler

It’s no secret; the Cubs have one of the best farm systems in baseball.  They’re stacked with hitters that are coming up right now.  I’m going to look at Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, two guys who recently came up as the next wave of Cubs talent.  I think both will have a big impact […]
Via Baseball Essential
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

A Reasonable Explanation for Javier Baez’s Homer Drought

In the seventh inning of the Cubs’ August 23rd game home against Baltimore, very potent infield prospect Javier Baez hit the seventh home run of his career in just his 82nd plate appearance. This impressive and immediate exhibition of power wasn’t particularly surprising. Both Baez’s minor-league numbers and the scouting reports suggested that, upon his […]
Via Fangraphs
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Enough is Enough: Javier Baez is a Bust

The excuses are running thin, quick. For those claiming that his swing is on point and that he is Gary Sheffield-esq and that he’s still young and that power hitters strikeout a ton – GET OVER IT! It’s better to offer no excuse than a bad one - George friggin’ Washington  Javier Baez has proven that regardless of your excuses, he isn’t any good and should not be a part...
Via Sports Mockery
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago news: Young players already impacting Cubs TV ratings

Did all it take was for Cubs fans to get whiff of the future in Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kyle Hendricks to get them to watch their games again? With the three young players leading the way, the Cubs’ 6-3 victory over Milwaukee did a 3.20 rating on Comcast SportsNet Wednesday. That means an estimated 115,000 homes tuned into an otherwise meaningless September game for the Cubs...
Via Sherman Report
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Weekend of promise

Although the Chicago Cubs have seemingly been out of the race for a playoff spot for quite some time now, this weekend against their arch rivals the St. Louis Cardinals shows that the Cubs are very close to competing with the National League Central’s cream of the crop. If this weekend is a sign of things to come for the Cubs, then there is good reason to be very optimistic as...
Via isportsweb.com
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Javier Baez, Jorge Soler power Cubs to 7-2 win over Cardinals

Cubs’ starter Kyle Hendricks made his second start against the Cardinals Friday night at Busch Stadium in the four-game series opener. In his first start against the Cardinals back on July 27th, he would receive a 1-0 loss. He would go six innings allowing two runs tonight. Those two runs came in the Bottom of the 1st from RBIs by Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta. Cardinals led...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Javy Baez’s Struggles Are Not Swing Related

Cub fans have been conditioned to hope for the best and expect the worst. We cling to the smallest ounce of hope and panic at the hint of things going south. We were on top of the world at the news that Javier Baez was making his way to the major leagues. He didn’t disappoint with a 12th inning game winning home run against Colorado in his debut. Since then Baez has struck out 43...
Via Sports Mockery
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Soler the Savior, Not Baez

With little more than a month remaining in the regular season, the promotion of Jorge Soler to the MLB squad is likely the last top prospect to make the jump in 2014. Despite yet another dismal season, the call-ups of the likes of Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendriks, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and the acquisition of Jacob Tuner, along with noteworthy play [in the minors] from Kris...
Via Sports Mockery
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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