3 former Chicago Cubs failing miserably on their new teams

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Sometimes it's hard to see your favorite players in a different uniform. Other times you're kind of glad they are not on your team anymore whether it be for off-field reasons or on-field production. Here are three guys who used to play for the Chicago Cubs that are struggling to make things work on their squad.

3 former Chicago Cubs failing miserably on their new teams - Javier Baez

Recent media coverage has made it pretty clear that Javier Baez is struggling mightily with the Detroit Tigers. Most notable was a series of base-running mistakes, including getting picked off second base because he thought there were two outs, that resulted in manager A.J. Hinch benching his starting shortstop. Usually an above-average base-runner, Baez's struggles on the paths are new to a litany of peripheral problems that come with Baez's game. For example, he is continuing his baffling plate discipline by swinging at an alarming amount of pitches outside of the zone.

As for his season stats, Baez has 0 home runs, 5 RBIs, and a .184/.259/.504 slash line. Not great for the second-highest-paid player on the team making $22 million this year. Hopefully, the former All-Star shortstop can find shades of his former self, as he used to be a consistent 25-home run threat and he has a second place in MVP voting under his belt.