8 p.m. tonight I will be sitting in front of the TV watching Javy Baez debut. It should be interesting as the hype machine is in overdrive. Me, I think he will be what he will be. He will be streaky. There will be games where he hits two home runs, and there will be games he strikes out three times. He just needs to be selective and not try and hit everything, especially out of the zone (which is where he struggled at times in the minors). There will be an adjustment period that may last into next year, no one knows.
What I am excited about is that this signals the next phase in the rebuild. Jorge Soler should be up next followed by Kris Bryant in the spring. Maybe late next summer Pierce Johnson, Corey Black, CJ Edwards, Addison Russell, and Albert Almora will on be on the cusp of arriving. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. The shift from having short term assets on the big league roster to long term assets has begun.