One day to go until the MLB trade deadline. Even Thursday figures to be a pretty wild day. We’ve already seen a pretty steady amount of moves in the last few days. For the Chicago Cubs, Joc Pederson is gone. Andrew Chafin has departed to Oakland. Talks about Kris Bryant and Craig Kimbrel continue to swirl. Now, Javier Baez has stated he wants to play alongside good friend, Francisco Lindor.
When a superstar in the league makes a comment such as this, naturally speculation runs rampant. At this point, it is simply speculation. Though Baez would be a good fit on the Mets with Lindor on the IL, the general consensus is the Cubs shortstop isn’t going anywhere before the deadline.
Like all things around the trade deadline, that could be subject to change.
To me, Baez is just speculating. He says nothing of being traded. He probably also understands that Steve Cohen, the richest owner in baseball, is probably more willing to pay out a contract closer to what he’s looking for than Tom Ricketts.