Baez’s quest to return to the majors has hit a snag.
Rizzo has put his ego aside with the B-hack, and the results are remarkable.
This could suggest a big league call-up for Baez, with Kris Bryant playing at a corner outfield spot.
Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez could be used when the Cubs visit AL parks in June.
Baez is proving himself at the plate in Triple-A and has cut down on his strikeouts significantly.
Baez is currently in extended spring training after bereavement leave.
Baez has missed the start of the Triple-A season while on bereavement leave.
Cubs fans are understandably amped to see Bryant start his MLB career.
The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.
“It’s about getting it done,” Anthony Rizzo says.
Bryant will be toiling in Iowa for several weeks until the big city beckons.
None of the heralded youngsters will open the season with the big league club.
Maddon isn’t as worried about Baez’s strikeouts as others are.
Bauer allowed homers to Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant on Tuesday.
Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant homered Tuesday.
It’s a glimpse of the future.
Baez struck out 95 times last season in 229 plate appearances.
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.