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I came across a stat the other day that took me by surprise. Someone on Twitter was defending Starlin Castro, and made the point that he’s already amassed 1,000 hits before his 25th birthday. I thought to myself, “Surely, that can’t be true. Surely, Starlin Castro isn’t already one-third of the way to a milestone […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ballad of Starlin Castro

Have internet, will give hot takes.  Before we dive into that, though, consider the following from @Cubs, who are now good at Twitter: Cubs visit #WhiteSox at 3:05 p.m. CT on @CSNChicago, @MLBNetwork and #LetsGo — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 20, 2015 I’m sure there will be some blistering hot takes coming out of Chicago...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Castro looks to build on last year’s success

Starlin Castro is the most scrutinized, analyzed, and criticized player on the Chicago Cubs. The fans have a love-hate relationship with him. They love him when he is ripping doubles into the gap, but can’t stand him when he lets one go through his legs at shortstop. Heading into this season Castro is looking to build on last year’s success and pick up where he left off. Before...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Making Moves to Win a World Series in Chicago

During an offseason of big moves and positive vibes for the Chicago Cubs, their three-time All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro found himself “In the wrong place at the wrong time,” he said after being near gunfire twice in the Dominican Republic.   His agent, Paul Kinzer, said that Castro was walking through a parking lot as an assassination attempt was in progress. Castro spoke...
Via Sports Mockery
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Starlin Castro questioned by police in Dominican Republic about shooting

This is something that will probably be held up as the latest example of how news travels and can be quickly distorted in the immediate dash to report stories quickly (“BREAKING“) on social media. Earlier Saturday afternoon, reports circulated out of the Dominican Republic that Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had been arrested by authorities for questioning in connection with...
Via The Outside Corner
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

It seems like just yesterday that Starlin Castro was questioned (or not) after a nightclub shooting in his native Dominican Republic and deemed to be, simply, “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. Now, the Chicago Cubs All-Star is being questioned in connection with another nightclub shooting. Ok, again. #Cubs Starlin Castro was detained by the authorities for questioning...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Starlin Castro edition

One of the best young shortstops in the game of baseball today and a cornerstone of the franchise. The owner of 794 career hits at the age of 24 and a career .282 hitter. A soon to be three time All-Star after being selected to the mid-summer classic by the coaches earlier this week. Yet after the acquisition of top shortstop prospect Addison Russell, he may be the player that...
July 11, 2014  |  2 Comments

Chicago Cubs: The unthinkable option would be the wrong one

The Wrigley Field rooftop owners want the view, the Chicago Cubs want the renovations. The Cubs have had discussions with the city about adding a 650-square-foot Wrigley Field sign  that could potentially block the view from the rooftops. As a kid, there was that word your parents told you not to say. And if you said it, you’d have to put a quarter in the jar. Well, the organization...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Should Starlin Castro switch positions?

One of the biggest ‘questions’ for the Chicago Cubs this season is 23-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro. After being named an All-Star in two consecutive seasons – 2011 and 2012, respectively – he struggled during most of the 2013 campaign. There is a lot of pressure on Castro to do well this year (offensively and defensively), and young prospects quickly rising through the...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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