3/19 Maddon on Baez: “There’s no lock”

Javier Baez was projected as the Cubs starting second baseman this season, but manager Joe Maddon said the young infielder is not a lock to make the Opening Day roster.

“Of course, there’s a chance he doesn’t make the team,” Maddon said Thursday. “There’s no lock in regard to that. The entitlement program doesn’t exist — everything has to be earned.”

Entering Thursday’s game against the Diamondbacks, Baez was 3-for-26, hitting a home run and striking out seven times.

“He has things he has to learn how to do yet,” Maddon said of Baez. “He shows signs of brilliance at times. To this …Read the Rest

Source:: Muskat Ramblings

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