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Cubs Trade Javier Baez To Mets

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  • Cubs Trade Javier Baez To Mets

    The Mets have an agreement in place to acquire shortstop Javier Baez from the Cubs. Right-hander Trevor Williams is also part of the deal. Outfield prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong is the return going to Chicago.

    The trade ends a very memorable eight-season run for Baez in Wrigleyville, after he was selected with the ninth overall pick of the 2011 draft. Beginning his career as a free-swinging power bat, Baez’s propensity for striking out never really went away (his 131 whiffs leads the league this year), but he has hit .269/.307/.502 with 116 homers over 2310 PA since the start of the 2017 season. That includes a huge 2018 season that saw Baez finish second in NL MVP voting, while also winning a Silver Slugger Award.