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Should Addison Russell replace Starlin Castro at shortstop?

It’s been a looming question ever since the Chicago Cubs called up top infield prospect Addison Russell from the minors near the end of April: should Russell replace Starlin Castro at shortstop? There has been some speculation that this will happen eventually based on Castro’s defensive struggles at shortstop. ESPN Staff Writer Jesse Rogers states “We don’t need to pour...
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The dollars and sens of a Jon Niese-Starlin Castro trade

With teams having hundreds of assets (mostly players) and dynamic varying needs it is pretty challenging to say this team should trade this player, or these players, to that team for such and such a player. Yet still we who write about baseball persist in thinking up trades and reasons for why they could work for both sides. It is evident to all that the Mets and Cubs match up well...
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Starlin Castro Leads Chicago Cubs to Extra Inning Road Win in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 19: Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs catches Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins off second base during the fifth inning of the game on June 19, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Cubs 7-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Coming into Saturday with losses in 3 of their previous 4 games, the Chicago Cubs...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Starlin Castro Achieves Milestone Amid Questions

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (13) throws out Miami Marlins runner Dee Gordon (9) during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) Stalin Castro has experienced plenty of lows during his five years with the Chicago Cubs. The team has not have a winning record with Castro on the team as it tried to rebuild to the franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Its Time To Move On From Starlin Castro

WHAT!? Was the response I got when I suggested this just a few short weeks ago, and possibly rightfully so. The Cubs were rolling and Starlin Castro was a huge reason for that. He was hitting well above .300 most of which was very timely hitting. As a veteran he was leading the team, helping everyone remain loose, and most importantly he was playing exceptional defense. That was...
Via Sports Mockery
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Pirates game hit by foul ball through netting

This is horrifying, and something you would never expect or hope to happen. During Monday night’s Cubs-Pirates game, a fan behind home plate was struck with a foul ball hit by Starlin Castro through the netting. The netting didn’t snap, but the fan was standing close enough to the netting where it gave enough to still hit her in the head. HOLY JESUS! This just happened...
Via The Outside Corner
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Case for Keeping Starlin Castro

Wrigleyville, BP’s local website for the Chicago Cubs, provides a wealth of information on our favorite team. Many of the best writers around the beat provide articles for them; Sahadev Sharma, Brett Taylor, and Matthew Trueblood among them (when Bleacher Nation was hiring a nights writer, I actually e-mailed Brett saying ‘if Matt Trueblood applies, you’d be a fool not to hire...
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April 15, 2015  |  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...
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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

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