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Postby davell » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:05 pm

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Postby Banedon » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:54 pm

Oh man, he never disappoints.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Bull » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:51 am

UMFan83 wrote:Happy birthday Javy


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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby StarlinOnYou » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:56 pm

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If he does that then of course it does not matter.

The issue is the approach tends to cause players capable of doing great things to not actually do great things. If he somehow manages to flail at a ton of stuff outside the zone but still produce, good on him. The concern is that things even out.


I envision Baez at around .270/325/465 right around 800 OPS.

I think many people underrate him bc many thought he would be a superstar. But, I think he settles around those numbers with a versatile glove. And I think he's a very valuable part of the future.


Let's put this a different way. Baez has a 4% BB% and a 23% K%. In the last 5 years, there have been 11 qualified seasons with < 5% BB% and > 20% K%. No one did it more than once, and only 5 of those seasons were above average offensively. Baez needs to make an adjustment in some direction. His recent performance is encouraging, but there are additional steps to take.

EDIT: If you want a mental image to associate with a positive outcome for Baez, think of something like a Mark Trumbo/Starling Marte combo. That type of player fits in perfectly with the Cubs(I'd say a Rizzo/Bryant/Schwarber/Baez sequence could be pretty great), but it's easy to see the downside too from that example. Trumbo has had some down years, and Baez isn't going to carry BABIPs like Marte to keep his production as high.


Baez finishes with .273/.317/480

Will Baez slug like that next season?
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Postby davell » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:45 pm

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Postby CubinNY » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:56 pm

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So flipping awesome.
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Baez impresses Baez

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:56 pm

Is there anything this man cant do
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Postby Omar » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:40 pm

lay off sliders low and away
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Postby Derwood » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:44 am

minnesotacubsfan wrote:Is there anything this man cant do


Remember names
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Postby Bull » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:07 am

minnesotacubsfan wrote:Is there anything this man cant do

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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:08 pm

Ok. Board 1, Minny 0
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Postby weis21 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:41 pm

Omar wrote:lay off sliders low and away

I feel like if i were at a holiday party and Javy read this post he would laugh and laugh and laugh. He would then proceed to go outside and strike out playing our annual whiffle ball game and laugh some more.

(I don’t really have an annual whiffle ball game [or friends to attend said party] but whatever)
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Postby Banedon » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:33 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:Ok. Board 1, Minny 0


I don't think this scoreboard is at all accurate.
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Postby David » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:50 pm

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The Cubs’ transaction list under Epstein and Hoyer reads like a work of fiction, a wish-fulfillment list composed in hindsight.

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Postby Banedon » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:17 pm

Replies are not going well for the Royals...

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Postby Brian » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:59 pm

Javy is the best. It's not even debateable.
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Postby weis21 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:41 pm

Please be a Cub for life, Javy.
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Postby soccer10k » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:25 am

Javy only answered "It doesn't matter" because he doesn't know the names of any AL teams.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Banedon » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:31 pm

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/22/ ... d-baseman/

Maddon is ready to give Baez close to 600 plate appearances if he executes what the team has discussed with Baez.

“Organize his hitting zone, accept your walks and utilize the whole field,” Maddon said of the keys for Baez.

“We had a conversation that he said really stuck with him last year. I had told him to please make the routine play routinely. He said that had really stuck with him.”

That conversation came after a fancy throw by Baez had cost the Cubs a run.

“When the play required craziness, I told him we knew he could do that,” Maddon said. “The three-hopper to shortstop, come get it, play through it. Make an accurate throw. Apparently, that stuck. He told me once he thought in those terms, it really did slow it down for him.”


“He is one of the finest baserunners in the league,” Maddon said. “He has one of the best arms. Most acrobatic, best range on defense. Big power. The biggest thing for him to do now is organizing the strike zone. Once he does that, heads up. That goes back to what I have been talking about the last couple of years — that would be the next level I am looking for from him.”
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:46 pm

Plus his sock game is always on point.
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