And the front office could have a whole lot more to spend this offseason if they see some things they like.
Analysis and Commentary
Over the years, how well does WAR correlate with the MVP award? More than you might think.
Folks will soon be buying into the Chicago Cubs as possible 2015 contenders.
It’s a thing of freaking beauty. (But let’s talk about Sheffield versus Baez before anyone goes crazy.)
He’s coming off his best start in a long time, but does it matter? What about the rest of his season? And what about trade rumors?
There are a number of angles to explore as we discuss today’s big news: Javier Baez is on the way.
When might we see Baez in the big leagues, and is his situation sufficiently unique to merit pre-playing extension considerations?
The “Non-Waiver” Trade Deadline has passed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be trades in August. It’s just trickier.
It was a huge day for the sport yesterday, and also a huge day for what happens in 2015.
Ever wonder what those extra words meant? And why today is some kind of deadline in the first place?
Which is to say, he’s not going to be an ace for the next decade. But that doesn’t mean he can’t be a nice 4/5 for a few years.
The problem is not the Cardinals’ pick (which sucks). The problem is the system.
How did the stuff play, and how did Hendricks get the results he got? Are we optimistic for the future?
If Baez gets an extended look at second base, does it tell us anything about what’s coming?
Does Arismendy Alcantara stick around? For how long? And who else goes out?
The 24-year-old righty faces the Reds today at 11:35am CT. Cookies!