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 …

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (45-62) at Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles (62-47)

In Series Previews, Uncategorized by berselius

It’s Vin Scully week! Even better, we’ll get another Vin Scully week next year, as he returns for his 66th season broadcasting Dodgers baseball. @CeeAngi did a great piece on Scully’s process and career last month, which is worth a read (or re-read). The Dodgers were in on a bunch of players at the deadline, but didn’t end up making …

DFP: How Badly Did the Rays Screw Up?

In Facepalm by GW

The most striking aspect of yesterday’s deadline was just how many trades involved major league players. The classic mode of deadline dealing is this: sellers send soon-to-be free agents to buyers in return for prospects. Yesterday, by contrast, sellers picked up Yoenis Cespedes, Joe Kelly, Allen Craig, Drew Smyly, Nick Franklin, and Tommy Milone. Of the bunch, only Franklin is …

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Cubs Acquire Victor Caratini

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

I can’t remember a trade deadline as eventful as the one that just past. Good luck to all the analysts trying to process (with the exception of Phillies watchers). Ruben Amaro, pit crew chief. “One more lap, boys. One more!” pic.twitter.com/yMZq7RiUgn — Chris Sprow (@SprowESPN) July 31, 2014   The Cubs only made one move today, acquiring Victor Caratini and …