Manny Ramirez


SAN DIEGO – Javier Baez looms as an X-factor, either as a trade chip if the Cubs decide they need another frontline pitcher, or a game-changing force if it all finally clicks at Triple-A Iowa.


The final position – guard or tackle – for Kyle Long may not be determined until pads come on in Bourbonnais.


Whatever day you picked in the Kris Bryant pool, the Cubs already have a 23-year-old slugger with superstar potential in the heart of their lineup. 


Javier Baez is going through a personal crisis at a time when his professional career is at a crossroads.


MESA, Ariz. – Javier Baez once had so much swagger that he got the Major League Baseball logo tattooed onto the back of his neck.

Starlin Castro wants to see that guy.