Flaming Hot Cubs Takes

The Chicago Cubs, as you know by now, have cut Kris Bryant and Javier Baez, showing they intend to win both now and in the future.  This is not sitting too well with the MLB Players’ Association, agent Scott Boras, or a subpopulation of Cubs fans who want instant gratification.  As you can imagine, the internet was filled with flaming hot takes today. But that’s what we’re...
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Baez, Bryant Show Cubs Committed to Present and Future

Mark the date down.  March 30, 2015.  It should be known as a transformational day in Cubs history.  For the first time in what seems like forever, the Cubs are simultaneously focused on winning right now…and in the future.  The days of selling out to make a single effort to bring a championship to the North Side are gone.  As are the days of watching prospect after prospect...
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The unfortunate case of Kris Bryant

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs made a controversial announcement on Monday, reassigning Kris Bryant to Minor League camp. Bryant, the team’s top prospect, led all of baseball with nine home runs this spring. Despite his performance, he was sent down. What’s worse, though, is this is the outcome everybody expected. While the Cubs have already said, and will...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs send Kris Bryant, Javier Baez to minors

Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs reassigned Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to Minor League camp on Monday, and also optioned second baseman Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa. “We entered camp with the presumptive move being to send him to Triple-A,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said, per ESPN.com. “It’s always the presumptive [move] for us move with young...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs top prospects Bryant, Baez, Russell sent down to minors

Spring training star Kris Bryant was reassigned to Minor League camp on Monday, which only confirms what the Cubs front office has been saying all along. Bryant, the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, became a media darling this spring training after spanking nine home runs in only 40 at-bats. Many debated whether or not the Cubs top prospect should break camp...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant, Addison Russell sent to minor league camp, Javier Baez optioned

The Chicago Cubs have optioned third baseman Kris Bryant, shortstop Addison Russell down to minor league camp, and demoted second baseman Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa where they will start the season in the minors, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. #Cubs option Baez to Iowa. Bryant and Russell assigned to Minor league csmp — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 30, 2015 ...
Via Baseball Essential
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Chicago Cubs Option Kris Bryant and Javier Baez to AAA Iowa

Many fantasy baseball owners were counting on Kris Bryant and spent a quality draft pick on the Chicago Cubs future superstar. Unfortunately for them, his rise to stardom has been pushed back a bit, as the front office has optioned him and Javier Baez to AAA Iowa. Bryant was crushing Spring Training pitching View image | gettyimages.com    TEAMGABRHTB2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBP...
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Weighing Javier Baez’s Terrible MLB Debut

To say Javier Baez had a rocky start to his big league career would be an understatement. After tearing up the minor leagues to the tune of .274/.331/.541, the 21-year-old rookie hit a putrid .169/.227/.324 in 52 games with the Chicago Cubs last year. His on base percentage was the lowest of any hitter who recorded at […]
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Cubs demote Kris Bryant to minors to start 2015 season

Oh god, cue the outrage from Scott Boras and tortured Cubs fans – barring an injury, Kris Bryant won’t start the year in the majors. #Cubs option Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa and send Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to minor-league camp. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) March 30, 2015   Bryant hit approximately 800 home runs this spring for Chicago, and the Cubs not...
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Kris Bryant, Javier Baez sent to minor league camp

Oh god, cue the outrage from Scott Boras and tortured Cubs fans – barring an injury, Kris Bryant won’t start the year in the majors. And hey, Javier Baez won’t be there either! #Cubs option Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa and send Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to minor-league camp. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) March 30, 2015 Bryant hit approximately 800 home runs this...
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In news you can not possible care about, here's the 2015 fantasy baseball draft results

Tradition!Assuming you've been around the blog for a while, you know the drill. I tell you about my draft in the hope that it can help you with yours. And away we go. (Asterisks show protected players; my club won the league last year, mostly on pitching and grit and luck, in a very spread year.)  Player TM 2015 $ 2016 $ C Yan Gomes * CLE 5 8 C Jason Castro HOU 1 4 1B...
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Cubs Super-Prospect Javier Baez A Bust?

It’s hard not to be caught up in the excitement of spring training. For many of us, it’s the first time we’ve seen live baseball on our televisions after a dreary winter offseason. Twitter and baseball-related boards all over the internet are set ablaze with discussions, ranging from the most basic predictions all the way down to the finite intricacies of player makeup and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant believes he’s ready to start season with Cubs

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Kris Bryant is one of the hottest names in Major League Baseball, and has been talked about as the “next big thing” with the numbers that he has put up in Spring Training. There are quite a few decisions for the Chicago Cubs to make before Opening Day, and a lot of them involve what they want to do with Bryant. They are widely expected to sit...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

The Cubs have a lot of players who can play short stop.  A lot.  Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and to a lesser degree, Arismendy Alcantara are all capable of playing short and all are going to be in, at least, AAA Iowa for the upcoming season.  Looking even further down the road, Gleyber Torres is likely going to make his first appearance with a full season club...
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Projecting the 25-man roster

Yesterday, we heard the strongest whispers yet that Javier Baez was making the Opening Day roster. While not altogether unexpected, it nonetheless helps to shape the roster (and with just 2 weeks left, we’ll be hearing a lot more of these soon, I’d wager). The 5th OF and the 6th (or 7th) reliever aren’t the most pivotal positions on the team, but those are probably the only...
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REPORT: Javier Baez Decision Has Been Made

As being reported by WSCR-670’s Bruce Levine, the Chicago Cubs will go north with Javier Baez apart of the 25 man roster. Cubs have done a 180 on Javier Baez . He now seems in good shape to open on the 25 man roster . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) March 24, 2015 Baez, who made his major league debut last season with the Chicago Cubs, was threatened with the possibility...
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Chicago Cubs likely to send Baez to AAA

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsIt’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs have a bevy of young talent in their system, many of whom will be seeing ample time in the majors this season. One who seems very likely to start his 2015 season in AAA Iowa, however, is 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez. This is in spite of making his Cubs debut on August 5 of last year. A quick scan of his 2014 totals...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Chicago Cubs Twitter Account Rips ESPN Analyst

Darren Rovell is a sports business analyst for ESPN that uses his Twitter account to share information regarding ball park food, old sports memorabilia and roughly anything else that relates to sports and money. Most recently he tweeted what the Chicago Cubs season ticket holder package looked like. Here’s the tweet: Cubs Season Ticket Holder Gift: Baez signed ball & scarf...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Chicago Cubs

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (4) | 2013 (12) | 2012 (14) | 2011 (16) | 2010 (14) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [73-89] NL Central AAA: [74-70] Pacific Coast League - Iowa AA: [66-73] Southern League - Tennessee A+: [67-69] Florida State League - Daytona (2015 Myrtle Beach) A: [91-49] Midwest League - Kane County (2015 South Bend) A(ss): [41-35] Northwest...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Jon Lester has dead arm, will miss Saturday’s start

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports New Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will miss his scheduled start on Saturday vs. the Seattle Mariners, with what is being deemed a dead arm. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement Friday, after Lester experienced fatigue in his left arm. “He’s going through a bit of a dead arm period” Maddon said, via MLB.com. Maddon says the Cubs are...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time to address the Kris Bryant situation

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports If you follow baseball at all, I’m sure you’ve heard about Kris Bryant and his contract status. Bryant is, of course, a mega-prospect (or just the next big thing, whichever you prefer.) He is slated to join the Chicago Cubs and their already stud youngsters in Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendricks, Anthony Rizzo, Starlin...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs smacked down Darren Rovell on Twitter

Like he does every so often, Darren Rovell was sharing some rather innocuous information on Twitter this Wednesday. This time, he was showing off the Cubs’ season ticket holder gift for 2015 – a scarf and a Javier Baez autographed ball. The Cubs threw out a cute, snarky reply because of the presence of a cat in the background of the pic Rovell tweeted out. That cat though! RT...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daisy Cutter: Coaching Javier Baez by Sahadev Sharma

What the Cubs are working on with the unrefined slugger.
Via Baseball Prospectus
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Needs to Start The Season In The Minor Leagues

Cool, Javier Baez hit a home run on Tuesday. It only took him four games into spring training to finally get a hit and he didn’t even strike out yesterday either. It’s just too bad that he hasn’t improved fast enough. On Aug. 5, 2014, Chicago Cubs,  highly-touted prospect, Baez made his MLB debut against the Colorado Rockies. His six plate appearances were a microcosm of Baez’s...
Via Sports Mockery
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Soler-Baez-Bryant Hit Back-Back-Back Jacks

Have fun this year Cubs fans, and get used to awesome things like Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant hitting back-back-back home runs. Your browser does not support iframes.
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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