Javier Baez

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Take Comfort In The Confidence Of The Cubs

There’s a cold-blooded plan in place.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

The late Oscar Taveras. (Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Wisch: Taveras Tragedy Evokes Memories of Cubs’ Hubbs

The “what if?” question is so haunting, so sad in life and sports.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

The Royals celebrate their trip to the World Series. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Baffoe: 2014 Royals Show How 2015 Cubs Might End Up

A larger mentality is shared by the front offices of the Royals and Cubs.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Searching For New Hitting Coach

The Cubs front office was concerned about the high strikeout rates of hitters.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

Manny Ramirez. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let Manny Be The New Manny In Chicago

Manny Ramirez has worked wonders with the young Cubs hitters at Triple-A Iowa.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

Manny Ramirez. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

Levine: Manny Ramirez May Join Cubs’ Coaching Staff

“We have a really nice relationship with Manny,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a double against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 26, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Brewers 6-4

Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer, and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Positive Vibes Surround Cubs As 2014 Comes To End

The record didn’t indicate it entirely, but the Cubs believe the saw plenty of growth.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

Cubs infielder Javier Baez. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez’s Struggles May Help His Long-Term Development

Watching Javier Baez swing and miss to the tune of 81 strikeouts in 44 games has brought plenty of scrutiny on both player and organization alike.

09/20/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Gets His Shot At Shortstop

“It is mostly about him staying in himself and staying more focused in his zone,” Rick Renteria says of Javier Baez.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Theo Epstein: ‘We’re Going To Be Must-See TV’

“I’m not sure I’d trade our long-term future for anybody’s,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Watch: Jorge Soler Homers In 1st MLB At-Bat

Soler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in his big league debut.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Javier Baez, left, and Anthony Rizzo. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Finding Faith In A Very Watchable, Bad Cubs Team

It was June 26, 2012, when the rebirth began at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Jorge Soler in spring training. (Getty Images)

Report: Cubs Calling Up Jorge Soler

Soler was hitting .278 with a .969 OPS at Triple-A Iowa entering Monday.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

Cubs infielder Javier Baez. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: For Cubs Youngsters, There’s Learning In Whiffing

Javier Baez is striking out at a wild rate, but the Cubs just want to see quality at-bats.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Grounds crew carry bags of diamond dry on the field following a rain delay during the fifth inning of the Cubs-Giants game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Chicago won 2-0 in a 4 1/2-inning contest.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Outlast Giants 2-0 In Rain-Shortened Game

The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. An unplayable field following a downpour led to the game being called off at 1:16 a.m. The teams had played just enough on Tuesday night for the Cubs to earn a rain-shortened 2-0 victory.

08/20/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hits the go-ahead homer in the eight inning of his team's 4-1 win against the Mets on Monday afternoon in New York. Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hendricks Deals While Baez, Rizzo Homer In Cubs’ Win

Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cubs topped the Mets, 4-1.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Could Cubs, Mets Strike A Shortstop-Pitcher Deal?

Chicago has a surplus of shortstops, and New York has a surplus of high-end arms.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wisch: Reality Of Cubs’ ‘Plan’ Is Taking Too Many Hits

The Cubs aren’t ignoring the acquisition of young pitchers. They just haven’t had the right opportunity.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 21 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/14/2014

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