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Cubbies Crib Jun 12, 2019

Why is no one noticing the exploits of this Chicago Cubs superstar?

Despite a strong start to the season, Chicago Cubs infielder and 2018 NL MVP runner-up Javier Baez is getting little attention from the national media. If not for the historic start by Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger and reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich, Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez would likely see more praise […] Why is no one noticing the exploits of this Chicago Cubs superstar? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 11, 2019
Willson Contreras, Javier Baez in the lead in this week’s N.L. All-Star balloting update

Willson Contreras, Javier Baez in the lead in this week’s N.L. All-Star balloting update

Willson, Javy, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are all in a strong position to make the first-ever Starters Ballot. Voting for the MLB All Star Game has been open since May 28 and if you haven’t cast your daily ballots to vote for your favorite Cubs yet, you still have 10 days to get that done before the top three at each position advance to a 28-hour long Starters Election on June 26. Today we got our first glimpse at the vote totals by position from MLB. If the vote leaders were the starters today your MLB starters would be: MLB NL Starters as of 6.11 Under the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 7, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Friday 6/7, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Friday 6/7, 1:20 CT

Another weekend date with the Cubs’ arch-rivals. Notes for Friday: Javier Baez has three multi-hit games in his last four games and leads the Cubs with 25 multi-hit games. Kris Bryant has scored a run in four straight games and leads the team with 47 runs scored on the season. The 47 runs ties him for fourth in the National League with Christian Yelich. Carl Edwards Jr., who threw two-thirds of an inning Thursday with a strikeout, has a 2.13 ERA (three earned runs in 12⅔ innings) in 14 games since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa May 6. He has just one walk and 14 strikeouts in...
The Denver Post Jun 4, 2019
Cubs snap Rockies’ eight-game win streak as Javier Baez’s two-run homer powers Chicago

Cubs snap Rockies’ eight-game win streak as Javier Baez’s two-run homer powers Chicago

Colorado returned to the scene of its 2018 wild card triumph on Tuesday for the opener of a three-game series against the Cubs, with a chance to further build momentum following a season-shifting homestand.
Cubbies Crib May 31, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez recent struggles since injury

Chicago Cubs superstar, Javier Baez picked up right where he left off in 2018 at the start of 2019. Making another strong case to win NL MVP but since his heel injury has had to battle through some struggles at the plate. Javier Baez has continued to amaze us as Chicago Cubs fans during the start […] Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez recent struggles since injury - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 29, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 53

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 53

The struggles continue in 9-6 loss to Astros as Cubs drop five of six Heavy sigh. Here we are again. Do you remember when it felt like the Cubs were invincible? It wasn’t that long ago. They had a pretty long run between losing any series between early April and mid-May. This long stretch of games has really cut the legs out of a red-hot Cubs ball club. Fatigue and injuries have clearly set in. With the departure of Ben Zobrist from the team, minor injuries to Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant have challenged an offensive core that is actually pretty shallow. Accordingly, the...
Cubbies Crib May 24, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Nick Swisher misses the mark on prediction

On MLB Whiparound on Fox Sports 1, the Chicago Cubs took some heat from Nick Swisher, who hinted that this might be their last year in contention. The Chicago Cubs last year of contention? Nick Swisher is wrong on this. Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Willson Contreras are all signed until at least […] Chicago Cubs: Nick Swisher misses the mark on prediction - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 24, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 5/24, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 5/24, 1:20 CT

The Cubs spend another weekend with their division rivals from Cincinnati. It rained pretty hard early Friday morning in Chicago and storms are expected this evening, but this afternoon looks dry and good for baseball. Notes: Anthony Rizzo had a season-high four hits Thursday, tying his career high. He leads the team with 13 homers, including nine homers in his last 20 games, and also leads in RBI with 37. He’s on a five-game hitting streak (.476/.542/1.000, 10-for-21) with seven runs scored and eight RBI. Javier Baez recorded his 30th extra-base hit of the season Thursday, a double....
Cubbies Crib May 23, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Is Javier Baez ready to make another run at NL MVP?

On the heels of another walk-off winner, Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez continues his MVP-caliber start to the season. Where does he rank in the NL? Each league’s Most Valuable Player award marks the highest individual honors available to big league players. We saw Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant earn the top National League honors […] Chicago Cubs: Is Javier Baez ready to make another run at NL MVP? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib May 23, 2019

Chicago Cubs now indisputably belong to Javier Baez moving forward

The Chicago Cubs have endured a lot of turnover since their 2016 championship run. The biggest change? Javier Baez has taken over as the face of the franchise. Javier Baez‘s importance to this Chicago Cubs team was never more evident than on Sunday night (although Tuesday night’s walk-off was pretty great, too). Baez showcased his […] Chicago Cubs now indisputably belong to Javier Baez moving forward - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 23, 2019
Cub Tracks puts a crooked number on the board

Cub Tracks puts a crooked number on the board

A trio of blasts, and other bullets Cubs win!Final: #Cubs 8, Phillies 4. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/4gMuSjodHP— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 23, 2019 “Make mine a Bud light,” said Anthony Rizzo brightly. I’ve been accused of being blunt, so I’ll just say he hammered it. Albert Almora Jr. nailed one for a granny. Javier Baez brought his lumber, too. Wind blowing out. Cole Hamels hit a lot of bats and had everyone chewing their nails until Rizzo fashioned his statement. Tyler Chatwood continued to avoid both walks and bats. Al will have details in his recap. Here’s today’s...
Cubbies Crib May 22, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Injured Javier Baez delivers walk-off single off the bench

Javier Baez brought the magic to Wrigley Field Tuesday night, coming off the bench to give the Chicago Cubs a walk-off win over the Philadelphia Phillies. On Sunday night, Javier Baez injured his heel making another highlight-reel play at shortstop. He stayed in the game for a few more innings before departing. That same injury […] Chicago Cubs: Injured Javier Baez delivers walk-off single off the bench - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 22, 2019
Cubs 3, Phillies 2: Javier Baez walks it off

Cubs 3, Phillies 2: Javier Baez walks it off

... after not starting his second straight game. Javier Baez didn’t start Monday’s Cubs loss to the Phillies. And just before Tuesday’s game, there was the ominous news that he had undergone an MRI on his sore right heel, injured Sunday in Washington. But there he was, to a loud ovation from the remnants of an announced crowd of 36,768 on a cold, windy night at Wrigley Field, pinch-hitting for Daniel Descalso with the bases loaded, the game tied, and one out in the ninth inning. This, as you likely already know, is what happened [VIDEO]. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Len...
Cubbies Crib May 21, 2019

Chicago Cubs playing it safe when it comes to Javier Baez

The Chicago Cubs are proceeding cautiously when it comes to infielder Javier Baez and his injured heel – and, really, there’s no reason not to. There have been no shortage of injuries for the Chicago Cubs this season, namely in the bullpen. But they’ve lost several key position players, as well, but none so quite […] Chicago Cubs playing it safe when it comes to Javier Baez - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 20, 2019
Cubs 6, Nationals 5: Whew!

Cubs 6, Nationals 5: Whew!

Javy Baez’ injury doesn’t appear serious, and Steve Cishek nailed down a two-plus inning save. Let’s get the worst part of the Cubs’ 6-5 win over the Nationals Sunday night out of the way right away: Baez: "My heel kind of got jammed, but all good. It depends how it goes tonight, and I want to play (Monday). Joe is going to decide."— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) May 20, 2019 It sure didn’t look “all good” when Javier Baez made a typical Javy play in the bottom of the third inning, then collapsed on the ground grimacing [VIDEO]. Your browser does not support HTML5...

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