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Starlin Castro has the talent to be an elite major league shortstop, but the question has become whether he has the mental makeup. So far, the outlook isn't good for the 22-year-old. Cubs manager Dale Sveum called out Castro following Monday's 3-2 loss to the Giants, during which the shortstop committed another costly mental mistake. "It's the last straw," Sveum said. "He better start getting his head in the game. Period.'' Castro's latest blunder came in the fifth inning on Monday when he forgot how many outs there were. Castro took a throw from second baseman Darwin Barney, which could...

2012 Cubs Draft Tracker Ticker

ROUND 1 (6): Albert Almora, CF R/R, 6'2 180, 18 years oldMater Academy (Hialeah Gardens, FL) COMMENT: Rated best HS defensive outfielder and 2nd best HS hitter in draft by Baseball America... Gold Glove quality defender right now... has average arm strength but outstanding accuracy... is line-drive hitter with plus bat-speed... has just average speed for a centerfielder but is...

Starlin Castro loses track of outs (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Starlin Castro committed a major mental mistake on Monday that could put his playing time in jeopardy. The Cubs shortstop forgot how many outs there were in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Giants-Cubs game in San Francisco. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was batting with the bases loaded, one out, and his team down 2-1. Crawford hit...

For Sale: Cubs Bong, er, "Water Pipe"

It never ceases to amaze me what people will try and sell on Craigslist.Out of complete boredom, I was looking on the website to see how much people were selling their tickets for the upcoming series between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox.And found this.Pristine 16" glass water pipe (aka Bong) with cavity, slider and ice chamber.This is a "like new" water pipe...

Dempster open to trade

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster is definitely a throwback baseball player. With Cubbies struggling, Dempster has gone public in saying that he is open to a trade. He’s willing to do whatever it means to help the Cubs succeed even if it means he’s not there. Which is pretty impressive as he’s a player with 10-and-5 rights. “I think I would be doing everybody...

Brewers vs. Cubs: Consider The Following

A confusing weekend which featured of lineups filled with AAAA players and a series loss to the Pirates is thankfully past, and an after a home off day the Brewers are hopefully refreshed. Tonight at 7:10 CT, the Chicago Cubs will take their first cuts at Miller Park in 2012. The Cubs are coming off a 1–2 series loss to the Giants, and currently sport an MLB-worst record of 18–36...

Johnson excited for future with Cubs

Missouri State pitcher Pierce Johnson was unsure what to expect during the first night of the MLB Draft. Nervously following along, Johnson was thrilled when his name was called by the Chicago Cubs. He has high hopes for a successful major-league career.

Throwing it Around

We’re two days out from Diamond Hoggers bachelor party bash 2012 in Cincinnati, and it’s our first shindig without being a bachelor. We will keep you posted with how that actually goes, with a further post to come later in the week. For now, here’s some of the more newsworthy reads from other sites who like to talk about about baseball. -Starlin Castro forgot how many outs...
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