Standing in the batter’s box against one of the top five pitchers in baseball really didn’t faze Javier Baez.
“I feel like I’m pretty close now” to the big leagues, Bryant says.
There’s a cold-blooded plan in place.
The “what if?” question is so haunting, so sad in life and sports.
A larger mentality is shared by the front offices of the Royals and Cubs.
The Cubs front office was concerned about the high strikeout rates of hitters.
Manny Ramirez has worked wonders with the young Cubs hitters at Triple-A Iowa.
“We have a really nice relationship with Manny,” Theo Epstein says.
Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer, and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game.
The record didn’t indicate it entirely, but the Cubs believe the saw plenty of growth.
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.
“It is mostly about him staying in himself and staying more focused in his zone,” Rick Renteria says of Javier Baez.
“I’m not sure I’d trade our long-term future for anybody’s,” Theo Epstein says.
Soler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in his big league debut.
It was June 26, 2012, when the rebirth began at Wrigley Field.
Soler was hitting .278 with a .969 OPS at Triple-A Iowa entering Monday.
Javier Baez is striking out at a wild rate, but the Cubs just want to see quality at-bats.
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.
Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cubs topped the Mets, 4-1.
Chicago has a surplus of shortstops, and New York has a surplus of high-end arms.