Chicago Cubs: Can Javier Baez ‘swim’ his way into October lore?

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 11: Javier Baez
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 11: Javier Baez /
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Chicago Cubs: Let’s see how the story ends

You know the real reason I like Baez is that he knows what he does, what he is and what he is capable of doing. Eager Cubs fans are calling for him to already be named Most Valuable Player with 50 games yet to play but a modest Baez told the Chicago Tribune, he won’t have any of it.

"“It makes me nervous, to be honest,” Baez said. “I don’t want to play with numbers. We’ll see at the end, in September. And when we get to September, it’s going to be about playoffs. We’ll see. When things come up and when the numbers come up, we’ll see in the off-season what I get for this season.”"

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Baez might just get the MVP as he entered Friday with 25 home runs, 88 RBI and 19 stolen bases. But, again, there’s 50 or so games left in the season. It’s not out of the question. If I were to ask Javy, I’m sure he would trade that future MVP title to see his team go all the way in October. The question is simple:

Can Baez ‘swim’ in October?