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Sources: Padres, Cubs have discussed dealing Castro for starting pitchers

The San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs have what the other needs, and a deal might be in the making. Sources tell FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal that the Cubs and Padres have discussed a deal that would send shortstop Starlin Castro to San Diego, potentially in exchange for one of the Padres' starting pitchers. If a deal comes to fruition, the Padres would fill their need...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs manager Maddon gets hands-on with struggling Bryant, Castro

Hand-in-hand with the Chicago Cubs' recent downturn has been the hitting slumps of rookie sensation Kris Bryant and shortstop Starlin Castro, a subject of recent trade rumors. During Monday's batting practice session at Wrigley Field before the Cubs were set to start an important three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, the NL West's worst team, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and hitting...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs need to punt on 2015 at trade deadline

In a way, this feels better than a September collapse, because they presumably got it out of the way before mistakes could be made and real heartbreak could be suffered. But this weekend’s home sweep at the hands of the woeful Philadelphia Phillies, which included getting no-hit for the first time since 1965, proved that the Chicago Cubs absolutely should not be selling off prospects...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Where We Stand Now 7-23-15

The Cubs are coming off a 4-3 road trip and I thought I’d update the WWSN tables. The Cubs lost a game to the Cardinals since the break, but they don’t have much chance of catching them anyway. They did pick up some ground on the Pirates and it would be nice to finish in 2nd rather than 3rd. If the season ended today the two teams would play a one game playoff so the order of...
Via Obstructed View
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs trying for Cole Hamels; Offering Starlin Castro, Javier Baez

The Chicago Cubs have shown interest in Cole Hamels and have recently scouted him, as I wrote for Baseball Essential, but do the two teams have what it takes to complete a deal? With their deep farm system, the Cubs are well positioned to make a run at Hamels. The Cubs, however, prefer not to trade those young, talented players, since they plan to build around them. In trade talks...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro, looking back on a tough few years, says he can finish strong

Starlin Castro has struggled through slumps before. He's endured an awful pain of friends and family killed in a car accident. More mature, more confident, the Chicago Cubs shortstop says the prolonged slump he can't seem to snap will, eventually, come to an end. “I know who I am. I know that’s not me,” Castro told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 25-year-old has virtually been misfiring...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Starlin Castro edition

As the July 31st trade deadline approaches quickly, it still remains to be seen whether or not Starlin Castro will be traded. With the Cubs a year ahead of schedule and contending to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, rumors have been circulating that they might go after a big name guy such as Cole Hamels or Johnny Cueto. In an ideal circumstance, the Cubs would...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: First half takeaways

The Chicago Cubs finished the first half of the season seven games over .500 (47-40), third place in the best division in baseball, and with a one game lead for the second wild card spot in the National League. The Cubs successful first half has shocked many people who thought they were still a year away. They have shown signs of youth and inexperience, but have also shown that they...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Should Consider Going After Gerardo Parra

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Mets insiders believe the Cubs will not trade shortstop Addison Russell until the offseason if at all. “The Cubs are more likely to be in the business of maintaining their big-league roster while adding a starting pitcher or, perhaps, dealing Starlin Castro instead.” First of all, the Cubs trading Russell would be akin to the Mets trading...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget Starlin Castro, Let’s Go After Gerardo Parra

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Mets insiders believe the Cubs will not trade shortstop Addison Russell until the offseason if at all. “The Cubs are more likely to be in the business of maintaining their big-league roster while adding a starting pitcher or, perhaps, dealing Starlin Castro instead.” First of all, the Cubs trading Russell would be akin to the Mets trading...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 7, Cardinals 4 – game 1 (7/7/15)

OSS: Jake Arrieta outduels rando Cardinals starter. Three up:  1. Arrieta was cruising for most of the game and looked like he had a good shot at a Madduxes before the Cards started to break through in the seventh. He struck out four and walked two in 6.2 innings, and even managed two hits on the day. 2. The wind was howling in today, but Rizzo still managed to homer and Fowler...
Via Obstructed View
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs to look for pitching as deadline approaches?

Chicago Cubs’ Starlin Castro hits an hits an RBI single during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) In the MLB, July is a pivotal month for many teams. It’s the halfway point of the season to acknowledge All-Stars and look forward to either a playoff push or a countdown of the days...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs should be active at deadline with chance at postseason

The Chicago Cubs weren’t supposed to contend seriously until 2016. But they’re one of five National League clubs in a playoff position as the All-Star break nears, and their front office must adjust accordingly ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs need not act out of desperation or tear apart their well-conceived plan to build a perennial contender on the...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Mets360.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs pitching well despite poor defense

The Chicago Cubs have the fifth best team earned run average (3.39) in the Major Leagues this season. They also have the fifth worst team fielding percentage (.981) in the Major Leagues this season. The Cubs’ defense has more than it’s fair share of excuses. Rookie, Addison Russell, is only 21-years old, and still transition to second base after playing shortstop in the minors...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro: Embrace The Good With The Bad

It may be lost on some, but Starlin Castro is the longest tenured member currently on the Chicago Cubs roster. At just 25-years old, he his already in his sixth season in the league. In a Cub uniform, Castro is already a three-time All-Star, finished in the top-five in Rookie of the Year voting, and led the league in hits during the 2011 season. So why is Starlin Castro one of the...
Via Baseball Essential
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Starlin Castro: ‘I know that every day is a new day’

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsStarlin Castro and the Chicago Cubs were unable to come away with a win on Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, and it was an ugly performance for the Cubs’ shortstop. He looked lost all night, but was able to deliver a huge game against the Twins this evening. It was an impressive bounce back performance for him, and he had a simple message...
Via Sports-Glory
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Something Something Starlin Castro

Remember last night when Chicago Cubs fans were livid because Starlin Castro messed up early on in an eventual blowout (or, pretty much whenever he screws up even when he does something good earlier or later)?  Well, the fun thing about baseball is that there’s always room for atonement. Cubs Win!(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Take, for example, this defensive gem, where...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Sports Journal
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Suzuki homers, but Twins lose after Cubs' big 10th inning

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Starlin Castro atoned for a costly error the previous night with a two-run single in the in the 10th inning on Saturday, helping the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Castro's error at shortstop in the first inning on Friday night got the Twins rolling to a 7-2 victory. But he ripped a one-out pitch from Blaine Boyer (2-3) into center field...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Castro lifts Cubs past Twins in 10 innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Starlin Castro atoned for a costly error the previous night with a two-run single in the in the 10th inning on Saturday, helping the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Castro's error at shortstop in the first inning on Friday night got the Twins rolling to a 7-2 victory. But he ripped a one-out pitch from Blaine Boyer (2-3) into center field...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Trade Strategy, Waiver Priority & Trading Correa?

How do you value prospects in a relatively shallow fantasy baseball format?! Recently I traded away Maikel Franco, Billy Burns and Manuel Margot for Starlin Castro and Jake Odorizzi. Was this fair?  Castro has a one year $16 contract, Odorizzi is still on our rookie contract (5 years starting at $1 and going up $1 each year, so $2 this year). As a contextual add, my team is in...
Via Baseball Professor
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 2, Reds 1 (6/14/15)

OSS: Castro puts yesterday’s game on repeat. Three Up 1. How can it not be Starlin Castro? He went 3-5 with the game winning double single (he never touched second, too busy celebrating), and he looks to be turning the corner nicely. This lineup goes from pretty good to pretty great when Castro is hitting, and right now, he’s hitting. Enjoy it. 2. Chris Coghlan continues his...
Via Obstructed View
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs walk-off against Cincinnati Reds…Again

Starlin Castro did it again. For the second time in two nights, Castro has provided the winning hit to put the Chicago Cubs ahead of the Cincinnati Reds. In last night’s game, the Cubs walked-off 4-3 against the Reds, thanks to a Starlin Castro single in the bottom of the ninth that scored Kris Bryant. Jason Motte dousing Castro in water after his walk-off hit. (Jon Durr/Getty...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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