Javier Baez

Schwarber, Baez cut down run | 08/19/2018 | MLB.com

Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez execute a perfect relay home and the out call is confirmed after the Pirates challenge in the 7th

Kyle Schwarber

WATCH: Baez makes perfect relay throw to gun down runner at plate

by Cole Little - Senior Writer - Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:44 PM<p>PITTSBURGH — In the bottom of the seventh of the Chicago Cubs' clash with the …

Willson Contreras

WATCH: Schwarber reaches 50-RBI mark with solo jack

by Cole Little - Senior Writer - Sunday, August 19, 2018 2:20 PM<p>PITTSBURGH — During Sunday's series finale, the Chicago Cubs hit a solo home run for …

Kyle Schwarber

Cubs lineup vs. Pirates, Heyward and Russell out

by Tony Crumpton - Senior Editor - Sunday, August 19, 2018 10:15 AM<p>Sunday afternoon's batting lineup for the series finale between the Cubs (71-51) …

Ian Happ

2018 MLB Best Tools

AMERICAN LEAGUE<p><b>Best Hitter</b><br>1. Mike Trout, Angels<br>2. Mookie Betts, Red Sox<br>3. Jose Altuve, Astros<p><b>Best Power</b><br>1. Aaron Judge, Yankees<br>2. Giancarlo Stanton, …


Javier Baez makes slick tag on Starling Marte | MLB.com

PITTSBURGH -- Javier Baez continues to make the improbable seem routine.<p>With two outs in the sixth inning and the Cubs leading, 1-0, speedy Pirates …

Willson Contreras

WATCH: Baez applies no-look tag to prevent steal

by Cole Little - Senior Writer - Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:36 PM<p>PITTSBURGH — Like they have done many times before, Chicago Cubs All-Stars Javier …

Willson Contreras

Game Thread: Nova vs. Lester

The Pirates and Cubs are set to square off tonight at 7:05pm EDT in game one of the four game set.The Bucs will be sending Ivan Nova to the hill to …

Ian Happ

Ryan Braun leaves game with rib cage tightness

CHICAGO -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun left Wednesday's game against the Cubs with tightness on the right side of his rib cage.<p>Editor's …

Milwaukee Brewers

Joe Maddon on Cubs' lineup changes

Sports Baseball Chicago Cubs<p>Cubs manager Joe Maddon on lineup changes. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)<p>Cubs manager Joe Maddon on lineup changes. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)<p>SEE MORE VIDEOS<p>Cubs manager Joe Maddon on lineup changes. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)<p>Joe Maddon<p>Javier Baez in leadoff …

Joe Maddon

Cubs' Ben Zobrist ejected after lobbying for robo-umps

CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist figured plate umpire Phil Cuzzi was going to give him the boot regardless, so the Chicago Cubs veteran didn't hold back …

Joe Maddon

Javier Baez voted most exciting player and best infield arm in Baseball America’s Best Tools survey

Javier Baez was voted as the league’s most exciting player and possessing the best infield arm in Baseball America’s annual Best Tools survey.<p>The Cubs infielder finished second to DJ LeMahieu of the Rockies in the top defensive second baseman category. Baez also finished third in the best …

Joe Maddon

Watch Max Scherzer Unleash Psycho Grunt While Striking Out Javier Baez

Max Scherzer is must-see TV for baseball fans, and not just because he’s one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball.No, the real reason to …


Rizzo leads baseball camp for kids in Rosemont

Monday was Anthony Rizzo's turn to help teach baseball skills to young players in Rosemont.


Commentary: Greatest magic show in the majors

Cubs second baseman Javier Baez is El Mago (The Magician). Baez bats over .400 against All-Star pitchers. Javier Baez was in the 2018 Home-Run Derby …


WATCH: Scherzer lets out primal scream as he strikes out Baez

by Cole Little - Senior Writer - Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:14 PM<p>CHICAGO — Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has developed a reputation for …

Chicago Cubs

Ken Rosenthal talks about off-season Managerial turnover,Bryce Harpers change, and Javier Baez

Ken Rosenthal talks about how much managerial turnover there could be in the off-season. Also he talks about Bryce Harpers change and Cubs fans …


Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez goes over the 100-RBI mark

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez reached the 100-RBI mark Friday night, in the team’s 117th game of the season, against the Orioles in …


Chicago Cubs: Can Javier Baez ‘swim’ his way into October lore?

Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez is a magician on the field. Let’s break the magician’s code and reveal Baez’ biggest secret: the art of the swim …


Slumping Lester rocked as Chicago Cubs fall to Nationals

Jon Lester gave up 10 hits and 9 runs in 3⅔ innings Saturday as the Chicago Cubs fell 9-4 to the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field.

George Zimmerman

Effectively Wild Episode 1255: Keep Your Eye on the Hidden Ball

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Felix Hernandez’s demotion to the bullpen, Willians Astudillo and the hidden-ball trick, former major …

Sports Analytics

Some of My Favorite Javier Baez Statistics

Javier Baez has been one of the best and most valuable players in the National League. He’s already set career highs in doubles, triples, homers, and …


Javier Baez is having an MVP season

An early look at how El Mago compares to the competitionIt’s August so all you have to do is type “NL MVP race” into any search engine and you’ll be …


Rob Arthur talks Cubs and White Sox on Sports Feed

CHICAGO - As the number of games dwindle down in the regular season, the teams in the Windy City are heading in the opposite directions.<p>It's not …


Baez's spectacular diving play | 08/07/2018 | MLB.com

Javier Baez lays out to snag a sharply hit ground ball down the third-base line, then fires across the diamond to complete the play

Javier Baez

Chicago Cubs: 3 reasons Javier Baez is the NL MVP

Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez has had an MVP-caliber season and could be in line to win the award.<p>The Chicago Cubs (64-47) are currently in …


Baez's 25th home run | 08/07/2018 | MLB.com

Javier Baez launches a solo home run to center off Kevin McCarthy, his 25th of the season, to put the Cubs ahead 2-1 in the top of the 6th

Javier Baez

Does everything Javier Baez brings add up to an MVP?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's a topic gaining momentum, at least in Chicago, where you can't turn on a sports-radio talk show without someone claiming …


Baez shows off cute photo of 'El Baby Mago' with Cubs hat

by Tony Crumpton - Senior Editor - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 3:57 PM<p>Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez is having an MVP caliber year in 2018.<p>One …

Chicago Cubs

WATCH: Baez makes two beautiful over-the-shoulder grabs in OF

by Tony Crumpton - Senior Editor - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 8:51 PM<p>'El Mago' can play some beautiful defense.<p>Cubs second baseman Javier Baez had a …

Jason Heyward