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Javier Baez Likely Out Closer to Six to Eight Weeks, Muddying Midseason Waters

Javier Baez Likely Out Closer to Six to Eight Weeks, Muddying Midseason Waters

With an earlier return, not much might change with the Cubs’ midseason plans (whatever they are). Now? It’s a little more difficult.

Chicago Cubs Select Bryan Hudson with Their Third Round Pick in 2015 (VIDEOS)

Chicago Cubs Select Bryan Hudson with Their Third Round Pick in 2015 (VIDEOS)

The 6’7″ lefty is one of the best Illinois high school pitching prospects in a long time.

The Draft: Day One Musings on Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees, and What to Expect Next

The Draft: Day One Musings on Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees, and What to Expect Next

Sometimes, you just can’t pass on a bat you love.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Rainy Day Except for the I-Cubs

Cubs Minor League Daily: Rainy Day Except for the I-Cubs

Only one minor league Cubs game got off yesterday, but it was a winner, featuring a great pitching performance.

Chicago Cubs Select Ian Happ with Their First Round Pick in 2015

Chicago Cubs Select Ian Happ with Their First Round Pick in 2015

A switch-hitting infielder and outfielder, Happ was among the best college bats in the draft. Sounds very Cub.

Chicago Cubs Select Donnie Dewees with Their Second Round Pick in 2015

Chicago Cubs Select Donnie Dewees with Their Second Round Pick in 2015

The lefty outfielder put up video game numbers this year, including more homers than strikeouts.

LIVE: The 2015 MLB Draft, Rounds 1 and 2 (Cubs Select Ian Happ in First, Donnie Dewees in Second)

LIVE: The 2015 MLB Draft, Rounds 1 and 2 (Cubs Select Ian Happ in First, Donnie Dewees in Second)

At last, it’s here. The first night of the 2015 MLB Draft. Let’s follow along, discuss, dissect, overreact, and, most of all, enjoy.

Any Chance Kyle Schwarber Comes Up to Cubs Soon as DH?

Any Chance Kyle Schwarber Comes Up to Cubs Soon as DH?

That question might have seemed crazy a couple months ago, but I think it’s very reasonable right now, all things considered.

Draft Notes: Cubs on Happ? Final Mocks? Cameron Falling? Still Considering Aiken?

Draft Notes: Cubs on Happ? Final Mocks? Cameron Falling? Still Considering Aiken?

Three mocks today have the Cubs taking UC 2B/OF Ian Happ with their first round pick.

MLB Draft History: Finding Value in 9th Pick Has Been Difficult

MLB Draft History: Finding Value in 9th Pick Has Been Difficult

After suffering through another losing season, it’s time for Cubs fans to once again find value in the draft.

The Bleacher Nation Mini-Mock Draft

The Bleacher Nation Mini-Mock Draft

Draft Day is here, so let’s have a little fun with the top 10 picks. Four BN writers mock those picks, and you can join in, too.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Pre-Draft-Day Weekend Highlights from the Farm System

Cubs Minor League Daily: Pre-Draft-Day Weekend Highlights from the Farm System

Lots of good stuff happened down on the farm, even as I’m completely distracted by Javier Baez’s injury.

Draft Night Eve Open Thread: Nobody Knows Nothin’

Draft Night Eve Open Thread: Nobody Knows Nothin’

The 2015 MLB Draft begins tomorrow night, and it’s incredible how much things still seem to be up in the air.

Bad News, Bad Timing: Javier Baez Breaks Finger

Bad News, Bad Timing: Javier Baez Breaks Finger

Non-displaced fracture of his left ring finger. That’s just some awful timing.

The Latest BA Mock Draft with the Real Thing Coming Tomorrow

The Latest BA Mock Draft with the Real Thing Coming Tomorrow

Checking on on the latest projections for tomorrow night’s first round.

This Week In The Minors: Pelicans’ TV and Contests

This Week In The Minors: Pelicans’ TV and Contests

Some fun involving the Cubs’ High-A affiliate today, and a rundown of how the Cubs’ minor league teams are doing.

Javier Baez Hits Massive Homer Off of Light Tower (VIDEO)

Javier Baez Hits Massive Homer Off of Light Tower (VIDEO)

Baez started his fourth straight game at third base for AAA Iowa.

Matt Szczur Optioned to AAA Iowa

Matt Szczur Optioned to AAA Iowa

No corresponding move is listed yet, but it’s a fair guess that it will be Chris Denorfia finally returning.

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