Posts tagged "Javier Baez"

Jorge Soler or Javier Baez: Who has the higher ceiling and who would your rather have?

Jorge Soler or Javier Baez: Who has the higher ceiling and who would your rather have?
Last year about this time, this wouldn’t have even been a question.  Javier Baez was tearing up AA and Jorge Soler was injured and losing a half season of much needed development. Baez hasn’t done anything to hurt his stock.  In fact, he is developing nicely.  However, Jorge Soler is shooting up the prospect charts... Read more »

Cubs now teeming with talent, options. Where do they go from here? Industry opinion on trade and it's ramifications

Cubs now teeming with talent, options.  Where do they go from here? Industry opinion on trade and it's ramifications
It’s hard to imagine that the Cubs could acquire a talent so significant that he can be included in the discussion as to who is the best prospect on the Cubs.  But they did exactly that. Addison Russell has been compared to Barry Larkin — but with more power —  by more than one scout.... Read more »

Anarchist's Brunch- The corner.

Anarchist's Brunch- The corner.
The baseball season starts tomorrow. I checked in from time to time on MLB.tv and saw a few Javier Baez at-bats. I tried to re-do some math if Mike Olt was actually a “thing” and if Edwin Jackson bounces back to the upper range of the Ed Jackson Zone. Both seem possible after all. I’ve... Read more »
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The Anarchist's Brunch- Sneak Previews.

The Anarchist's Brunch- Sneak Previews.
One of my favorite movie experiences wasn’t even a movie. It was a sneak preview. I had somehow gotten tickets to the US premiere of Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes”. I can look back and laugh at it now. But back then, it was Tim Burton, it had monkeys, it was a premiere. I... Read more »

Position-by-Position Preview: Castro and Baez subplot bears watching

Position-by-Position Preview:  Castro and Baez subplot bears watching
We’ve taken a brief Tanaka-imposed hiatus on our position by position analysis, but we resume today with the position of shortstop. Shortstop is spoken for at the moment by 23 year old two time all-star Starlin Castro, but things are about to get very interesting.  Javier Baez will begin the year at AAA and he... Read more »

Would the Cubs be better off with Baez at SS and Castro at 2B?

Would the Cubs be better off with Baez at SS and Castro at 2B?
I’m a huge Starlin Castro fan.  Not in a Jessica Walters “Play Misty for Me” kind of way, but simply because I think he’s a good player who, at age 23, hasn’t yet scratched the surface of the kind of player he can be.  I think trading him at this stage would be a mistake.... Read more »
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Cubs Notes: Baez, Hendricks, Strop, Baker, CarGo

Cubs Notes: Baez, Hendricks, Strop, Baker, CarGo
Some news and notes as the Cubs try to stave off the Braves and not let them clinch their title on their turf.  Hey, we’re rooting for small victories these days… Megan Montemurro writes that Javier Baez is willing to switch positions and farm director Brandon Hyde believes it’s not just talk.  “I do believe... Read more »

Javier Baez to play 2B and 3B in the spring

Javier Baez to play 2B and 3B in the spring
You know it’s getting tantalizingly close when this front office starts talking about position changes for prospects.  They like to keep players at their “natural” positions for as long as possible — especially when that position is a premium one like shortstop. Today, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN, Javier Baez will play both 2B... Read more »

Javier Baez promoted to AA Tennessee

Javier Baez promoted to AA Tennessee
Huge news on the minor league front in that Javier Baez has been promoted to AA Tennessee.  I’d been suspecting as much since the day the Cubs basically gave up Ronald Torreyes for pool money.  Here is what I said a couple of days ago, Of course, what makes it even easier to absorb that... Read more »
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It's too early to panic about Javier Baez

It's too early to panic about Javier Baez
There is palpable panic in the air over Baez’s slow start on both offense and defense at Daytona.  There are doubts as to whether he’s the prospect we all thought he was last year in Peoria — or even the one we thought we saw this spring. Things can change quickly when it comes to... Read more »
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