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Javy Báez Feels No Pressure, Content to Play His Game While Extension Talks Continue

Javier Báez and Anthony Rizzo are very different players on the field and it appears the disparity in their approaches extends to contract talks as well. Rizzo doubled down on the mandate he issued earlier in the spring, saying Tuesday he sees no reason to listen to what the Cubs have to say at this point. Báez, on the other hand, remains perfectly content to leave the door open while his play does the talking.

He was pretty soft-spoken in that regard last season, posting 0.0 fWAR and only avoiding negative impact on the merit of his Gold Glove.