Javy Baez, the Cubs' Starting Shortstop, is Lapping His Own Scorching Start from Last Year

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Javy Baez, the Cubs’ Starting Shortstop, is Lapping His Own Scorching Start from Last Year

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If I have to wake up every morning and enjoy the crap out of some more things Javy Baez did the night before, well sir, I will just accept that life.

Speaking of which, let’s enjoy his game-tying homer from last night one more time, but this time, from the crowd:

https://twitter.com/gbraggsjr/status/1121235127143673856?s=12

That was Baez’s 8th homer of the year already, something he didn’t do last year for another couple weeks.

Speaking of which, this blew my mind right after that homer:

And he’s doing all of that while playing beautiful defense at shortstop, where he has been starting since late last year. Sure, he can still move around when needed, but it just feels like he’s the Cubs’ starting shortstop at this point, doesn’t it? It does to me …

More fun with Javy Baez’s stellar start to the year, and also teeing up the big question about what happens when Addison Russell returns from his domestic violence suspension (we’ll get more into that discussion later, but I wanted to share for now, mixed with the fun):

(Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.