DFP: Jacob Turner

In Facepalm by GW

In case you missed it, the Cubs acquired RHP Jacob Turner last week for two non-prospects. Turner’s stock has really fallen off since 2012, when his name was being tossed around as a potential centerpiece from the Tigers in a Matt Garza trade and was eventually a big part of the trade that brought Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to …

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Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (55-59) at Javier Baez (2-1)

In Series Previews by berselius

It’s hard to believe the Rays were ahead of the Cubs in the Race To The Top earlier this year. They take on the Javier Baez and the Baezettes in a weekend series in Wrigley that may or may not see a surge in ticket sales. Team Overviews (respective league ranks in parens) Rays wRC+: 105 (5th) UBR: 8.1 (2nd) …

DFP: Rusney Castillo Sighting

In Uncategorized by myles

On vacation touring Wrigley Field, where #Cubs are working out free agent OF Rusney Castillo as we speak #MLB pic.twitter.com/qfCQW0vgcj — Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) August 6, 2014 Well, that’s very interesting. The Cubs are one of the 28 teams that originally went to see the Cuban slugger, but up until now there was no real confirmation on whether or not …

Javier Baez 6, Rockies 5 (8/6/14)

In Uncategorized by myles

Did The Cubs Win? It’s not a lie. @javy23baez is a STUD. http://t.co/vtVt709MaS — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 6, 2014   Boom, baby. OSS: Baez has 3 strikeouts, 3 hard hit balls, and his first major-league HR. Three Up 1. Lost in Baezmania was the fact that Welington Castillo had a great game, maybe his best of the year. He …

Better Know A Cub: Javier Baez

In Uncategorized by myles

Pedigree Ednel Javier Baez was the last 1st round pick of the Jim Hendry regime, taken right after Francisco Lindor and right before Cory Spangenberg (if I remember correctly, the Padres (Hoyer) had Baez on their Big Board put he was popped right before thanks to Mario Sanchez, I had this completely opposite). Drafted from relatively anonymous Arlington Country Day School …

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Series Preview: Javier Baez (0-0) at Colorado Rockies (44-67)

In Series Previews by berselius

The Cubs continue their western road trip with another key series in the Race to the….oh who cares, we’re just tuning in to see Baez, and Baez at Coors Field at that. Aisle424 wrote a great piece this morning on the callup and what it means for the fans and the process. Team Overviews Cubs wRC+: 88 (12th) UBR: 5.7 …

DFP: The Night They Drove Old Dixie 450 Feet In Coors Field

In Uncategorized by myles

What? The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down was J. Baez’ only #1 hit. Tonight, another J. Baez is (hopefully) going to get his #1 hit as well. Did The Cubs Win? It’d be hard to say otherwise. Javier Baez is being called up today. For a measured take on expectations, look to Brett’s take on Bleacher Nation for now. I …

With Baez Coming Up, Shit is Getting Real, Yo

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424

Sometime in the nearish future (by Cubs drought standards), if the Cubs manage to win a World Series we may look back at today as the day the franchise began turning around at the major league level. This is not to say that Javier Baez will singularly lift the Cubs franchise on his back Sammy Sosa-style and carry them to …

Javier Baez —————–> Cubs

In Uncategorized by berselius

The twitters were churning this afternoon after this tweet from Javy Baez’s brother: Congrats to my brother @javy23baez on getting called up! Welcome to the show baby!! — Gadi Baez (@OMGADI) August 4, 2014 No confirmation from Jim Bowden this time, but Bruce Levine later confirmed it on The Score Cubs source confirms Javier Baez to join team in Colorado …