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Postby Duke Silver » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:18 am

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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:25 am

Sorry, I hadn't seen that gif before. It was from his homer against the Reds on the 17th -- the 13-10 game.

I just found this page on the mlb website where you can search for gifs.
http://m.mlb.com/gif-download-video-embed-hub

Here is Javy's page if you want to spend countless hours watching Javy Being Javy:
http://m.mlb.com/gif-download-video-emb ... d%2C595879
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:32 am

Some oldies:

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Postby Duke Silver » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:42 am

There are some amazing Willson gifs, too.

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Postby Regular Show » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:22 am

Duke Silver wrote:There are some amazing Willson gifs, too.

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Man, something about watching those bat flips from W. Contreras and J. Baez at those angles...

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Good Stuff.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:26 am

Regular Show wrote:Man, something about watching those bat flips from W. Contreras and J. Baez at those angles...

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Yeah, they are awesome. Hopefully we'll get to see, like, 1,000 more of them.
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Postby weis21 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:22 am

the face tag game may very well go down as the best game in modern baseball history
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Postby Bull » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:07 pm

Watching the Willson gifs until all three swings fell into alignment was WAY better than the eclipse.
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Postby Banedon » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:39 pm

lol @ Javy bopping Soler with the wiffle bat.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:42 pm

Banedon wrote:lol @ Javy bopping Soler with the wiffle bat.

that’s what broke that beautiful bastard

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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:26 pm

Love how he made sure that the camera would catch it first
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Postby Derwood » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:39 pm

How are the dumb voters going to justify giving someone else the gold glove this season?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:48 pm

Defensive metrics make me an even bigger idiot than normal, but FG seems to be showing it wouldn't that crazy at all for someone else to get it (unless 2B SS defensive numbers are down across the board).
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:51 pm

Derwood wrote:How are the dumb voters going to justify giving someone else the gold glove this season?

I think there's better options going off of metrics, on top of he's not going to log nearly as many innings at SS/2B as other guys. Really there should be a utility/multi-positional gold glove award and just name it after Javy.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:52 pm

Baez looks like an underdog to get to 80 games at any position, and he has a -10 UZR at SS and +4 at 2B. He's not going to come close to winning hardware, and frankly that's not really incorrect(unlike last year). He's given away a lot of outs and extra bases and until recently hadn't been making too many spectacular plays(also unlike last year).
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Postby Derwood » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:54 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Baez looks like an underdog to get to 80 games at any position, and he has a -10 UZR at SS and +4 at 2B. He's not going to come close to winning hardware, and frankly that's not really incorrect(unlike last year). He's given away a lot of outs and extra bases and until recently hadn't been making too many spectacular plays(also unlike last year).


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Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:29 am

Apologize if this is a stupid question, but was it a blessing of sorts that Addy got hurt and allowed Javy to start every single day no matter the matchup? Did it help him emerge even more?
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:32 am

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Apologize if this is a stupid question, but was it a blessing of sorts that Addy got hurt and allowed Javy to start every single day no matter the matchup? Did it help him emerge even more?

With Schwarber, Zobrist and Heyward all going through periods of suckage/injuries I think he would've found nearly as much playing time if Russell stayed healthy.
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Postby DiceMan4221 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:09 am

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Apologize if this is a stupid question, but was it a blessing of sorts that Addy got hurt and allowed Javy to start every single day no matter the matchup? Did it help him emerge even more?

This already happened back in the 2015 in the playoffs. Baez pwned the Cards (and Horseteeth specifically), and I've never wavered in my belief in his pwnage.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Regular Show » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:34 am

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Apologize if this is a stupid question, but was it a blessing of sorts that Addy got hurt and allowed Javy to start every single day no matter the matchup? Did it help him emerge even more?


It's not a stupid question. I think Baez is doing better with more regular playing time, but Baez still fluctuates in his approach. Maddon would bench him after a poor day at the plate when he displayed zero discipline/took huge hacks, but he can't afford to do that right now. He's slowly maturing and displaying more plate discipline (maybe it's just a fluke) right now, but we have so many struggling players I'm sure Baez would've gotten a lot of playing time even if A. Russell were healthy.

Personally, I think we should make Baez the starting SS next year and explore trading Russell in the offseason for a strong "T. Turner + J. Ross" type package. If no strong trade proposals emerge then keep him and hope he improves his approach at the plate and remains healthier next year, along with fewer off-field distractions. A. Russell is still super valuable because of his defense and power so maybe the Cubs FO is still really high on him.
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:47 am

Regular Show wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Apologize if this is a stupid question, but was it a blessing of sorts that Addy got hurt and allowed Javy to start every single day no matter the matchup? Did it help him emerge even more?


Personally, I think we should make Baez the starting SS next year and explore trading Russell in the offseason for a strong "T. Turner + J. Ross" type package. If no strong trade proposals emerge then keep him and hope he improves his approach at the plate and remains healthier next year, along with fewer off-field distractions. A. Russell is still super valuable because of his defense and power so maybe the Cubs FO is still really high on him.

He's also still our best SS and it would be stupid to trade him
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby javy knows my name » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:28 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:Apologize if this is a stupid question, but was it a blessing of sorts that Addy got hurt and allowed Javy to start every single day no matter the matchup? Did it help him emerge even more?


Personally, I think we should make Baez the starting SS next year and explore trading Russell in the offseason for a strong "T. Turner + J. Ross" type package. If no strong trade proposals emerge then keep him and hope he improves his approach at the plate and remains healthier next year, along with fewer off-field distractions. A. Russell is still super valuable because of his defense and power so maybe the Cubs FO is still really high on him.

He's also still our best SS and it would be stupid to trade him


Not sure it would be all that stupid if you had Trea Turner headlining the deal
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:41 pm

Castro's Spray Chart wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:
Regular Show wrote:
Personally, I think we should make Baez the starting SS next year and explore trading Russell in the offseason for a strong "T. Turner + J. Ross" type package. If no strong trade proposals emerge then keep him and hope he improves his approach at the plate and remains healthier next year, along with fewer off-field distractions. A. Russell is still super valuable because of his defense and power so maybe the Cubs FO is still really high on him.

He's also still our best SS and it would be stupid to trade him


Not sure it would be all that stupid if you had Trea Turner headlining the deal

Why would we trade our 23 year old SS who already has 8 career WAR for a SS prospect?
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Re: Baez impresses Baez

Postby KingCubsFan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:02 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
Castro's Spray Chart wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:He's also still our best SS and it would be stupid to trade him


Not sure it would be all that stupid if you had Trea Turner headlining the deal

Why would we trade our 23 year old SS who already has 8 career WAR for a SS prospect?

Prospect? He's put up 5.1 WAR in less than a full season. The real question is why would the Nats do that deal?
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