Ben Zobrist Replaces Javier Baez At 2nd Base, Kyle Schwarber Hitting Second In Cubs' Lineup For Game 3Baez has started the playoffs in an 0-of-19 skid.
Cubs Lineup In Game 3: Jon Jay Leads Off, Ben Zobrist At 2B, Javier Baez SitsManager Joe Maddon wanted to stack his lineup with lefties against Nationals ace right-hander Max Scherzer.
Cubs Have 4 Of Top 14 Best-Selling MLB JerseysKris Bryant came in at No. 2, while first baseman Anthony Rizzo checked in at No. 3.
Joe Maddon On Addison Russell-Javier Baez Up Middle In Postseason: 'Hard To Run Away From That'Maddon has many difficult lineup decisions to make with the high-stakes games upon the Cubs.
The Bernstein Brief: Metrics Favor Addison Russell Over Javier Baez At ShortstopRussell over Baez at shortstop is an easy call after consulting more than just our often fallible memories.
Levine: Addison Russell Returns To Cubs' Active RosterAfter being out with a foot injury since Aug., the Chicago Cubs welcomed back shortstop Addison Russell to the active roster Saturday.
Cubs' Joe Maddon Wants Javier Baez To 'Be Safe' When Sliding But Always Trust InstinctsBaez has a history of being injured on head-first slides. Should he dial them back?
Cubs' Jake Arrieta Undergoing MRI After Leaving With Cramp In Hamstring MondayThe Cubs are attempting to gain clarity on whether Arrieta's ailment was simply a cramp or a bigger problem.
Levine: Thumb Injury Keeps Javier Baez Out Of Cubs' LineupJoe Maddon had Baez penciled into the lineup Monday but scratched him due to the injury to his left thumb.
What About Javier Baez Is Most Impressing Joe Maddon? His Focus On Routine Plays"I love the great plays, but his mechanics on the routine ground ball have gotten better dramatically," Maddon says.
Watch: Javier Baez Does It Again, Dives To Make Improbable PlayBaez has done this time after time in the field.
No Matter How Magnificent Javier Baez Has Been, Addison Russell Will Remain Cubs' Starting Shortstop"He's our shortstop, man," manager Joe Maddon says of Russell. "Don't be deceived."
Watch: Cubs' Javier Baez (Stop Us If You've Heard This Before) Makes A Ridiculous PlayIt was just another instance of Javy being Javy.
Joe Maddon Played His Matchup, But Cubs Come Up A Run ShortMaddon elected to have Javier Baez bunt in the ninth inning, which didn't deliver the late-game win.
Levine: Cubs Want Javier Baez To Remain Who He Is, With A Little More Routine-Play Consistency"He may continue to make some mistakes but within the next year or two, you will see the mistakes subside," Joe Maddon says.