President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein locked down the Cubs future Tuesday night by signing MVP candidate Javier Baez to a historic contract through 2043.
“As the statistics currently show, Baez is on pace to never draw a base-on-balls in his MLB career,” said James. “However, when you look at number of pitches seen per at bat vs. those that he swings and misses at vs. those he takes, my projection is that his first walk will occur on June 15, 2018.”
"While we appreciate Mr. Baez's enthusiasm for our league, it is a violation of our trademark to recreate it in any way without the express, written consent of Major League Baseball," said MLB General Counsel Robert Paschke. "Unfortunately, this gives us no choice but to take legal action."
Javy Baez promises to follow in footsteps of previous can’t-miss Cub prospects Mark Prior and Corey Patterson
"This is not a responsibility I take lightly," Baez told reporters. "I know that when Mark Prior and Corey Patterson got this call, they felt the same pressure that I do now to elevate this team to the next level and hopefully give Chicago fans everywhere a championship."