Cubs shortstop Javier Baez
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Bruce Levine
February 22, 2020 - 4:49 pm
The new look at the top of the Cubs' lineup has shortstop Javier Baez excited. He's in line to hit third in the order, behind third baseman Kris Bryant leading off and first baseman Anthony Rizzo in the second slot.
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates with third baseman Kris Bryant (17) after hitting a homer.
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Bruce Levine
February 20, 2020 - 11:18 am
The Cubs named Kris Bryant their new leadoff hitter Wednesday, a slot he'd rarely filled in his five-year MLB career. Now the rest of the order is coming into view, with Anthony Rizzo confirming he'll hit second and Javier Baez expected to fill the third slot.
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Astros third basman Alex Bregman, left, and second baseman Jose Altuve look on as owner Jim Crane, foreground, speaks at a press conference addressing the team's cheating scandal.
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Dan Bernstein
February 19, 2020 - 1:57 pm
As satisfying as it is to hear Kris Bryant torch the Astros publicly for cheating their way to a championship , keep in mind that he's the Cubs' elected representative with the MLB Players Association, a body with the power to take action against the wrongdoers.
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Cubs infielder Javier Baez, left, and manager Joe Maddon congratulate one another after a win.
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Bruce Levine
February 18, 2020 - 8:22 pm
Joe Maddon has moved on to manage the Angels, but he continues to land in a handful of Cubs storylines lately. On Tuesday, that came in the form of a large group of reporters inquiring about Cubs shortstop Javier Baez's recent comments that he and some teammates weren't always physically ready to...
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Cubs left-hander Jon Lester
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670 The Score Staff
February 18, 2020 - 3:23 pm
Joining a chorus of players across MLB, Cubs left-hander Jon Lester on Tuesday ripped commissioner Rob Manfred for his recent comment in which he called the World Series trophy a "piece of metal" while defending why the league didn't further punish Astros players for their cheating during their...
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