Posts tagged "Javier Baez"

Signs Point to a Javier Baez Promotion Soon

Signs Point to a Javier Baez Promotion Soon
I am wrong about a lot of things when it comes to baseball, but occasionally I do manage to get a few things right. Apparently I will be proven right in a statement I made nearly a month ago, when I claimed that Jorge Soler should be a September call-up. Javier Baez’s fate this year... Read more »

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?
Thoughts have drifted to challenge historically great farm systems not just the best #Cubs farm system ever pic.twitter.com/0px0dRopsY — dabynsky (@dabynsky) July 8, 2014 Poor wording aside, I have been thinking a lot the past few days about where this farm system ranks in Cubs history and in baseball in general. The Cubs landed three... Read more »

So Kris Bryant Belongs in AAA

So Kris Bryant Belongs in AAA
Of course Kris Bryant belongs in AAA. It was one week ago today that I wrote the words Kris Bryant should be in AA. This just further confirms something I’ve mentioned quite a few times this year, and that is that I am baseball’s George Costanza. My instincts seem to be consistently wrong, as shown... Read more »
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Javier Baez is an Incomparable Unicorn

Javier Baez is an Incomparable Unicorn
The two easiest ways to look stupid as a baseball analyst (amateur or otherwise) are trade proposals and player comparisons. There is a high demand among fans for these two types of analysis, but the reality is that when you engage in either you tend to look foolish in a very short of amount of... Read more »

Three Years Later: A Look at Javier Baez and the Rest of the 2011 Cubs Draft Class

Three Years Later: A Look at Javier Baez and the Rest of the 2011 Cubs Draft Class
The draft is the biggest news event for the Cubs organization this June. With the fourth overall selection, the Cubs have a chance to select a player with far greater odds of being a difference maker, particularly if Carlos Rodon does fall that far. The focus on the draft inspires derision from many Cubs fans,... Read more »

Nothing Has Changed for Javier Baez

Nothing Has Changed for Javier Baez
As Javier Baez’s strikeout rate has climbed higher into the stratosphere, there’s been a, ah, profound sense of uneasiness in the hearts of Chicago Cubs fans. No one really wants to plainly state it, but, well…Baez has been awful in AAA so far. Through his first 105 plate appearances this season, Baez has produced a... Read more »
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Cubs Prospects Q&A with Baseball Prospectus' Jason Parks

Cubs Prospects Q&A with Baseball Prospectus' Jason Parks
I had the pleasure of talking Cubs prospects with Jason Parks, the national prospect/player development writer for Baseball Prospectus. Parks has had much to say lately regarding the Cubs system. Parks recently reiterated his stance that Cubs top prospect Javy Baez should remain at shortstop, and we could possibly see Starlin Castro get moved elsewhere... Read more »

Chicago Cubs Rebuild: It's Been a Long, Hard Road Out of Hell

Chicago Cubs Rebuild: It's Been a Long, Hard Road Out of Hell
Have you ever seen something that you couldn’t really explain?  Something that just shot right through your retinas and burned itself indelibly into your gray matter? Or have you ever been frustrated by the general inability of life to simply go along with the plans you’ve laid out for yourself, almost like you’ve been placed... Read more »

What Might the Cubs Infield Look Like on August 1st?

What Might the Cubs Infield Look Like on August 1st?
The headline of this post doesn’t exactly communicate what I’d like to speculate on. It *might* end up that uber-prospects Baez and Bryant both crush AAA pitching in July. We *may* see both moved to the major league infield. Castro might be forced to take second from Barney, and on August 1 we could witness... Read more »
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I Think I Know How Theo Epstein Feels

I Think I Know How Theo Epstein Feels
Dashing good looks, incredible success at a relatively young age, the ability to use big words in an attempt to either sound intelligent or confuse your audience.  Yeah, I think I can relate to Cubs honcho Theo Epstein.  Well, except for the looks and the success. Ah, but I can use big words.  Antidisestablishmentarianism.  See.... Read more »