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.