Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 8/20/12
Two months ago, Dale Sveum said this about shortstop Starlin Castro, who forgot how many outs there were on a potential double play ball: “It’s something that’s obviously unacceptable at any time,” Sveum said Monday. “Whether we could have turned the double play or not is irrelevant to not knowing how many outs there are in the most important part of the game. These things have got to stop happening or he’s going to stop playing. “These kind of things are things that my son does in high school, maybe.” Well, I’m pretty sure Castro won’t be getting benched any time soon, as the Cubs have reportedly agreed to sign him to a seven year, $60 million contract extension that should be finalized in the next week or two. The deal contains a team option that gives the Cubs control over Castro through the 2020 season, buying out up to four free agent seasons in the process. So, yeah, Castro’s job security isn’t really a question anymore. The question now is whether this was the right bet
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