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Cub Tracks plates it up

Cub Tracks plates it up

Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Cubs and MLB news If you read the lowbrow and monobrow ‘papers’, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber are already gone, and Yu Darvish is right on their heels. We try for at least middlebrow, where we consider such options, but fail to set the team on fire, too. C’est plus ca change, c’est plus ca blah blah blah. Book me a passage to Bangkok, and don’t step on the grass, Sam. No rush. Here at Cub Tracks News and Notes, we are winding up the fifth year of the reign under Duane (and closing in on the eighth anniversary overall)...
Cubbies Crib Oct 13, 2020

Chicago Cubs News: Looking at key Cubs who will be free agents

While core players like the Cubs’ Bryant and Baez still have a year left of control before hitting free agency, this winter will have some notable guys on the market from the 2020 squad. Let’s face it; most people are talking about Kris Bryant and Javier Baez in terms of an uncertain future more than […] Chicago Cubs News: Looking at key Cubs who will be free agents - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Oct 10, 2020

Chicago Cubs News: The core could be gone before you know it

It’s true. The Chicago Cubs ‘core’ might be gone. One last hurrah is gone by the wayside, and it’s time to dismantle it. The Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant have one year remaining on their contracts. But what if they trade some–or all of them? It could happen when […] Chicago Cubs News: The core could be gone before you know it - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Oct 4, 2020

Cubs News: Javier Baez wants to spend his entire career in Chicago

For his part, Javier Baez hopes to remain with the Cubs past next season. Last offseason and even into early spring, the Chicago Cubs and Javier Baez were talking parameters of a potential contract extension. Then, COVID-19 hit, derailed the talks (and the 2020 season) and radically transformed the financial outlook for the sport. With […] Cubs News: Javier Baez wants to spend his entire career in Chicago - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 3, 2020
How should the Cubs approach the 2021 season?

How should the Cubs approach the 2021 season?

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The answer isn’t as easy as you think. The purpose of this article isn’t to belabor the things we already know about the Chicago Cubs, but I will sum them up anyway. They didn’t hit for almost the entire 2020 season. Just two regular players (Ian Happ and Jason Heyward) had anything close to their normal offensive output. Others were worse, or in some cases (Javier Baez) at historic career lows. This is not new. They haven’t hit in postseason games since 2016. They seem enamored of “launch angle” — home runs or nothing. It was mentioned on...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 30, 2020
Cubs Wild Card Series Game 1 lineup: Javier Baez dropped to seventh

Cubs Wild Card Series Game 1 lineup: Javier Baez dropped to seventh

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The Cubs shortstop will hopefully anchor the bottom of the lineup. Javier Baez began this season batting mostly third, but as he slumped, so did his spot in the lineup, eventually batting mostly sixth or seventh. Seventh is where you’ll find Javy in today’s lineup: Postseason baseball at Wrigley Field.#FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/34LTrKWIpy— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 30, 2020 Otherwise this is the lineup we’d have expected. Ian Happ did well leading off for a while this year, but hasn’t hit well lately. Hopefully that changes beginning this...
Cubbies Crib Sep 24, 2020

Cubs offense can’t be successful without a productive Javier Baez

A woeful season from Javier Baez has left yet another hole in the Cubs lineup. Javier Baez is officially the worst offensive player in Major League Baseball. That’s a major issue for a Chicago Cubs team hoping to lock down a division title in the final days of the regular season. If you’ve watched Baez […] Cubs offense can’t be successful without a productive Javier Baez - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

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