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Chicago Cubs looking to keep Javier Baez and his swagger in town

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is one of team’s most popular players from his daring play on the field to aggressive turns at bat. Can Baez popularity get him back in a Cubs uniform next season? There are not many fans in Chicago that would argue, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is the most popular […] Chicago Cubs looking to keep Javier Baez and his swagger in town - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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The Cubs and Javier Baez are discussing a contract extension

The Cubs and Javier Baez are discussing a contract extension

Photo by David Banks/ It would be good for the Cubs to be able to keep Javy around for a while. Javier Baez is one of the most talented — and popular — current Chicago Cubs players. Per Gordon Wittenmyer in the Sun-Times, the Cubs and Javy are talking about having him stick around for a while: The two-time All-Star shortstop and 2018 MVP runner-up already has begun negotiations on a potential long-term extension with the Cubs, according to sources. It’s the first big step in knowing what their financial landscape might look like not only for this winter but for planning their...
Cubbies Crib Nov 11, 2019

Chicago Cubs: It is time Javier Baez won the Gold Glove

The Chicago Cubs have had the best middle infielder in the National League league, if not all of baseball, for years. It’s time Javier Baez won a Gold Glove. I know this year’s Gold Glove winners were announced last week, but I still can’t get over how voting shook out. Javier Baez, somehow, wasn’t even […] Chicago Cubs: It is time Javier Baez won the Gold Glove - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Oct 22, 2019

Chicago Cubs could go all-in with a Mookie Betts trade this offseason

If you’re looking for the Chicago Cubs to make a splash this offseason, it’s hard to envision any bigger than trading for a former MVP in Mookie Betts. The window is two years away from slamming on the Chicago Cubs. The team will lose Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez at the conclusion of […] Chicago Cubs could go all-in with a Mookie Betts trade this offseason - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 22, 2019
What’s changed in Cubs player development since Theo Epstein took over in 2011?

What’s changed in Cubs player development since Theo Epstein took over in 2011?

The Cubs needed to play catch-up. A lot. They still do. In a recent article on player development, BCB reader Pretzel City asked what has changed in the Cubs draft preferences recently. Just below that, another poster wondered why Theo Epstein didn't start doing in 2011 what he's talking about doing now. The two dovetail only somewhat awkwardly into a recent history of the Cubs pipeline. To start the process, a look to the state of the pipeline in late 2011 is about essential. The Cubs most recent No. 1 choices at that time, Javier Baez and Hayden Simpson, had begun to run the gamut....
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 22, 2019
Cub Tracks’ mirror images

Cub Tracks’ mirror images

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Cover boy, heart-warming painting, a new type of storm, and other bullets So little news, so much time. So much quest for relevance in a world where the Cubs have fallen off the edge of the world, except for Javier Baez. I guess I’m going to have to ask Santa for a PS4. The Cubs should by now have done so much reflecting that they can shave in the dark via persistence of vision. Here on the anniversary of the Cubs’ last pennant-winning game, it’s a good time to think about how to get back there (like there’s a bad time). I was a south side Cubs fan, growing...
Cubbies Crib Oct 21, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez named MLB The Show 20 cover athlete

Two-time All-Star and Chicago Cubs fan favorite Javier Baez is the newest MLB The Show cover athlete, gracing next year’s version of the best-selling game. What an honor it is to be on the cover of MLB The Show. Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez will join the likes of Bryce Harper, Marcus Stroman, Aaron Judge, Josh Donaldson and […] Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez named MLB The Show 20 cover athlete - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 21, 2019
Javier Baez is on the cover of MLB The Show 20

Javier Baez is on the cover of MLB The Show 20

Courtesy Sony This is an honor for any player. All of us here know what a special player Javier Báez is, at the plate, in the field and in his joy of playing the game. The video game MLB The Show has honored Javy by putting him on the cover of the 2020 version of their game. “I am so honored and excited to be on the cover of MLB The Show 20. I’ll never forget how it felt when I saw myself in the game for the first time (even as a backup!). It was so surreal. Still, it’s one thing to see your virtual self, but it’s completely next level to be on the cover of a game you’ve...
Cubbies Crib Oct 17, 2019

Chicago Cubs won’t trade Javier Baez simply for the sake of change

In any other year, the Chicago Cubs would likely scoff at trading their most electric player, but with Theo Epstein’s reckoning looming, anything can happen. The Chicago Cubs find themselves in a peculiar situation given the beyond lackluster end to the 2019 season.  Given the lack of organizational depth, the team almost needs to trade […] Chicago Cubs won’t trade Javier Baez simply for the sake of change - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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