Chicago Cubs Fans Enthusiastically Praise Nonexistent Prospects (Video)

The Chicago Cubs’ farm system is so promising that even the fake prospects are garnering praise from the most loyal of fans. With third baseman Kris Bryant hitting .343 and recording 33 home runs to go along with 84 RBIs while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A this season, and 21-year-old Javier Baez finding his groove with the Iowa Cubs to the tune of 16 home runs...
Via NESN.com
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Cubs weigh position changes for Javier Baez and Kris Bryant

With a straight face, Jed Hoyer said it’s important to focus on what’s up here at Wrigley Field right now — a last-place team flirting with a 100-loss pace. But the Cubs general manager did make a larger point about the obsession with Triple-A/Double-A kids. “It’s fun to look at the box scores in Iowa and Tennessee,” Hoyer said before Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the San...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Future Getting Closer

photo credit: Mike Lachance Wikimediacommons.org   The Chicago Cubs have moved one step closer to their future. The 2012 first round pick Albert Almora will join Double-A Tennessee while Jorge Soler will join Triple-A Iowa. Hamstring problems have been trouble for Soler this season, causing him to have only played in 28 games this season. During this stretch he has hit .405, 7...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Chicago Cubs Farm System Could Be Best In History

Posted to Chicago CubsBaseball America is a prestigious outlet for analyzing baseball prospects, they release their pre-season and mid-season rankings every year to update the world on baseball scouting. Based on their most current mid-season Top 50 Rankings, the Chicago Cubs have three players in the Top 10 – Kris Bryant (2nd), Addison Russell (5th) and Javier Baez (7th). These...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

Ben Zobrist: 2015 Met? The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to improve upon. Given the run differential, production at each position...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Facepalm 7-18-14

Is there a Cubs Game Today? Yes. Finally. The Cubs are on the road in Arizona. JOT Update Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and Jorge Soler all homered last night. Baez started at second base last night. He looked OK. There were a couple of batted balls that a player with great range would have at least gotten closer to, if not made the play. He also struggled with his footwork...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' prospect Baez excels in second base debut

In a move that could signal one of the final steps to a major league promotion, Chicago Cubs marquee prospect Javier Baez made his first start Thursday night at second base for Triple-A Iowa at Round Rock. Baez, 21, played flawlessly at second base after playing shortstop in 284 minor league games. Baez was involved in three double plays and also handled two grounders that resulted...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Change Javier Baez’s Position in Light of Recent Trade

Posted to Chicago CubsJavier Baez has played shortstop for the majority of his professional career in the Chicago Cubs minor league system, 284 minor league games to be exact. Baez made his first start Thursday night at second base for Triple-A Iowa team in a move geared around the new shortstop prospect Addison Russell. Russell was acquired as part of the Jeff Samardzija trade...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Cubs playing Javier Baez at second base

Javier Baez is starting at second base for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. The 21-year-old Baez had been playing short stop for Iowa but with the acquisition of Addison Russell and the presence of Starlin Castro at the big leagye level his path to the majors is as a second baseman. Big news over in Round Rock. Iowa #Cubs shortstop Javier Baez starting at second base tonight. #PCL #MiLB...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may be inching closer and closer to the return to Chicago for these two players. The AAA All-Star Game was played on Wednesday night, with 3 I-Cubs on the PCL squad…pitchers...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs begin the “second half” of the season with a somewhat in complete roster. While the Major League roster currently sits at 25, there are only three starting pitchers currently on the big league club. Those would be Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta, and (despite what most fans think of him) Edwin Jackson who will open the second half. Thankfully for them...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Making a play for Javier Baez

When the Cubs acquired Addison Russell from the A’s in a trade earlier this month, it was clear that both Starlin Castro and Javier Baez would be available in a trade.  Earlier this week, in a post for ESPN NY, Adam Rubin reported that an industry source has predicted that the Mets could end up with Cubs super prospect Javier Baez. Baez would be a great get for the Mets for many...
Via Mets360.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez and his freaky bat speed.

I don't know about you, but the home run derby held little interest for me this year.The amazing thing happened the day before. At the All Star Futures Game.I could go on about how cheesy and just overall bad the actual production was (how many lame interviews can one game have while the game is going on?), but when Javier Baez actually went with the pitch - a curve or some...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baez’s Futures Game BP and the Homerun Derby

The Homerun Derby starts tonight at 7 pm on ESPN. There are changes in the format this year, but I can’t explain them to you, since I have never payed close enough attention to know they way it used to be. That said, I am going to watch this year, mainly to see whether Giancarlo Stanton does anything amazing. Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig will also be there, but I am too bitter...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

On Sunday, highly-touted Cubs prospect Javier Baez drove a Lucas Giolito curveball over the right-field fence for an opposite-field, two-run homer in the All-Star Futures Game at Target Field. The homer gave the World Team a 2-1 lead at the time, but the U.S. Team prevailed and won the contest 3-2. “It was great,” Baez said after the game. “I was just looking for a fastball...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

OV “Daily” Facepalm 7-14-14

Since Brett is sick, with no Bullets for the first time in probably 50 years, it’s time to capitalize and steal some market share. I kid. Javier Baez went way deep in the futures game. Best part of that video is his playful jawing with Bryant as he rounds third. Hopefully his recent hot streak is the start of a second-half renaissance. Note who he hit this off of, too: Lucas Giolito...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Homers on Big Stage

Posted to Lovable LosersJavier Baez is one of the premier power hitters in the minor leagues. The Puerto Rico native was drafted 9th overall by the Cubs in 2011 out of Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville and already has mashed 67 career home runs in 299 minor league games. During Sunday’s Futures Game at Target Field, he crushed a 2-run home run deep to right-center. Your...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez crushed an oppo home run in the Futures Game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. We already told you about Joey Gallo, but Javier Baez is another prospect about whom you need to know. Like Gallo, Baez is one of the premier power hitters in the minor leagues. The Puerto Rico native was drafted 9th overall by the Cubs in 2011 out of Arlington […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

Real quick, would like to thank Metsmerized for giving me the opportunity to come on here and share my thoughts alongside an already stellar cast of writers.  This is an exciting opportunity and I will certainly take it with a lot of pride.  Now, let’s get down to the business. The Chicago Cubs and the NY Mets have a lot in common.  Both are storied NL franchises with a desperate...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Moving Zach Wheeler?

The New York Mets could be moving one of their best young arms at the MLB trade deadline. With an abundance of young arms, and Matt Harvey returning next season, the Mets  are strongly hinting that they will trade some of this young pitching to bring in a bat or two for a team whose lineup resembles that of a Triple A squad. According to our sources the Mets have been in serious...
Via Standing O Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Top 3 Prospects, by Position

This is perhaps a fool’s errand. It’s hard to forecast where each player could play in the majors. To make this easier, I’m going with the OPTIMUM realistic projection of a player’s position (with one exception – Arismendy Alcantara, would be 3rd among SS but will almost certainly never play SS for the Cubs). I’ll note in the player bio where each person may end up (if...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Gives Ultimate Compliment to Javier Baez

Posted to Chicago CubsManny Ramirez has been flourishing as a player/coach for the Chicago Cubs farm system, much to the surprise of many who criticized his initial signing. “It was a big surprise for me and my family,” Ramirez said. “He was honest. ‘We’re not going to have playing time for you or a spot in the big leagues, but if you want to come and help out, you can...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs might be best potential trade partners

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs have engaged in a rivalry that has been the biggest in the central part of America for parts of three centuries, but those two clubs might be the best fits for the next blockbuster trade in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have a glut of young pitchers that has helped carry them to a World Series championship in 2011 and near-misses the...
Via i70baseball
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Quickie Prospect Rankings via Baseball America

Baseball America just released their midseason Top 50 today.  Baseball Prospectus is expected to release their own Top 50 list pretty soon.  Here are the Cubs highlights: #2 Kris Bryant #5 Addison Russell #7 Javier Baez #33 Arismendy Alcantara Any excuse to use this picture… #dreamy I’ll let you read their blurbs and will update with the BPro one when that info is available...
Via World Series Dreaming
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Mets and Cubs Swap Struggling Stud Prospects?

Javier Baez came into 2014 ranked the sixth best prospect in baseball by MLB.com As you probably already know, the Cubs and A’s pulled off a blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland in return for a package of young players highlighted by shortstop Addison Russell. Adding Russell to the fold has created a potential glut of infield prospects for Chicago...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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