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Before we get to Starlin Castro's 2013 Cubs Projections, I wanted to talk a little bit about something else in regard to Castro.
An awful lot has been written about Starlin Castro over his young career. It seems that most of this has been at the two extremes. We've heard and read countless times about how Castro is a future superstar. There have also been a lot of words spilled over what Castro can't do, some of that by myself.
While I do believe that Castro is and likely will be what you have all seen to this point in his career, there's no denying that he's a very good player. He more than earned the 7-year, $70 million contract that begins in 2013 and should easily be worth what he's being paid. He's a valuable player to any team and the Cubs are fortunate to have him for the next 7 years.
Castro has had 1912 plate appearances in his career. He doesn't turn 23 until next month. Here are the only players since 1980 that had more plate appearances th...
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Darnell McDonald and Junior Lake each had a single, a double, and an RBI, leading the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the A's in Cactus League action this afternoon at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
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The Chicago Cubs were active sellers at the trade deadline
last season, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told reporters,
including Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, that the team could find itself in a
similar situation this year if the struggles continue.
"That's part of the business," Sveum said.
"If your team is out of it, to start building...
In his latest attempt at a comeback, Chicago Cubs pitcher Dontrelle Willis lasted just seven pitches in a cactus league game on Monday. The left hander made an unscheduled appearance in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and exited the game after just seven pitches, aided off the field with a trainer.
Willis, the runner up for the 2005 NL Cy Young Award was seen pointing to his...
After injuring his lat muscle on February 17th, Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza just started playing catch today, and might not be ready for Opening Day for the Cubs. *Of course* he might not be ready for Opening Day.
“This is the first step to being ready to start pitching,” he said of the throwing session. ``The schedule isn’t for Opening Day, it isn’t for opening week...
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Former New York Yankee and current Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso
Soriano told the New York Daily News he would consider approving a
trade that would bring him back to the Bronx.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro left in the bottom of the fourth inning after pulling up on a ground ball to shortstop Wednesday during an 11-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cubs said their shortstop had left hamstring tightness and was being evaluated.
Aaron Harang, bidding for a spot in the Dodgers rotation, allowed four runs, five hits and a walk...