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State of the Cubs: Don't take Starlin Castro for granted

The Cubs are in a Catch-22 situation with Starlin Castro. The trade rumors would have intensified if they hadn’t signed him to a long-term extension — seven years, $60 million, club option for 2020 — and he got closer and closer to big paydays in arbitration and free agency. But that deal also looks so reasonable — and an All-Star shortstop is so hard to find — that he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Off-Season Priorities For The New York Yankees

While the Yankees have conducted their organizational meetings this week, I have given a lot of thought to what I think they should be focusing on down there in Tampa.They should be concentrating on many things, but in my opinion, these four should be at top of the list:1. Acquiring or trading for a new shortstop:  JJ Hardy never really floated my boat, so I'm glad the Orioles...
Via Lady At The Bat
8 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Love of Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro was one of the featured names brought up by Theo Epstein when he spoke with the season ticket holders in a press conference talking about the future. When discussing the future (which includes a goal of competing for the division in 2015) Epstein started by saying that the Cubs needed to add some top of the rotation pitching, but also noted that they need to build...
Via World Series Dreaming
12 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Trade Target: Starlin Castro, SS

The Mets have a solid foundation of pitching to go with a young core of position players, many of whom emerged as stars in 2014.  The team is no longer looking to rebuild, their disenchanted fan base has high expectations and a New York based franchise stocked with farm talent should have no trouble making a high impact acquisition in the offseason. In all reality, the winter spending...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Starlin Castro still wearing walking boot

The Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The win was the 70th on the season for the Cubs, who are last in the National League Central. With four games remaining in the 2014 season, the Cubs are trying to enter the off season on a positive note. It appears they'll be doing so without shortstop Starlin Castro, who is still in a walking...
Via Sports Injury Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Struggles versus the Pirates continue

After coming off of a series in which the Chicago Cubs completely dominated the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs once again ran into their kryptonite, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Coming into the weekend series with the Pirates, the Cubs had a record of 4-8 against them. After playing three games and getting swept by the Pirates, they now have a record of 4-11 versus the Pirates. The series...
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Rejoins Cubs Tuesday

Starlin Castro will be back in the Cubs lineup tuesday in Cincinnati against the Reds. Castro has been on the bereavement list since last week after the news of a deadly car accident claimed the lives of several people including a relative of Castro’s in the Dominican Republic. He has been out the last five games for the Cubs, after playing in every game up to that point...
Via Sports Mockery
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Starlin Castro Out Due to Car Accident

Starlin Castro, the Cubs All-Star shortstop will be out for at least up to a week, due to a car accident that killed a relative and three close friends in the Dominican Republic. The Cubs are not releasing any more information about the matter, and expect Castro to fly back to the Dominican Republic, and place him on bereavement. “It’s a family tragedy,” manager Rick Renteria...
Via Sports Mockery
August 21, 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
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