Mar 18, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (70) and Chicago Cubs third base coach Gary Jones (1) pump fists after a home run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Cubs prospect Javier Baez has hit five home runs this spring, and they’ve traveled an estimated combined distance of 2,000,000 feet.
Baez blasted #5 on Wednesday and…yes, it was a titanic soaring moonshot.
Baez has single-handedly lifted the hopes and dreams of Cubs fans onto his youthful shoulders.
Which of course means that the Cubs will soon send Baez down to the minors for some seasoning.
Because why would you want good, exciting players on your team when you can trot out guys like Darwin Barney instead?
Leave it to the Cubs to take all the air out of Baez buzz before it even has a chance to really get going.
Don’t despair too much Cubs fans, Baez will make it to the big team eventually.
And if he learns to hit breaking balls, he might even last more than a season or two.