Cubs believe Javier Baez’s dazzling moments make up for his mistakes – Chicago Tribune

Dramatic moments such as Monday’s inside-the-park home run are just one of several reasons the Cubs seem willing to tolerate Javier Baez‘s penchant for swinging wildly.

“He’ll do everything full gorilla all the time, and sometimes he’ll make a mistake,” manager Joe Maddon said before Tuesday night’s game with the Giants. “That’s OK because with certain people you have to take the bad with the good.

“Everyone wants perfection. He’s going to make mistakes, but most of the time he’s going to pull off events like he did (Monday).”

Maddon is amazed Baez has 16 home runs despite not starting full time.