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Cubs flex power muscles in win over White Sox

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan each hit two-run homers, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo also connected and the Chicago Cubs beat the rival White Sox 6-3 Friday. Entering the day, the Cubs had hit 32 homers, second-most in the majors this spring. The home runs came off Jeff Samardzija, the White Sox's opening-day starter on April 6 at Kansas City. Cubs starter Jason...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Bryce Harper, Ultimate Post-Hype Sleeper

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In Spite of Present Options, Starlin Remains Best Long Term Bet at Short

The Cubs have a lot of players who can play short stop.  A lot.  Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, and to a lesser degree, Arismendy Alcantara are all capable of playing short and all are going to be in, at least, AAA Iowa for the upcoming season.  Looking even further down the road, Gleyber Torres is likely going to make his first appearance with a full season club...
Via World Series Dreaming
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sherman: Why The Mets Didn’t Trade Wheeler

So why didn’t the Mets trade Zack Wheeler this offseason? Back when they were surfing the market for the likes of Starlin Castro, Didi Gregorius, Yunel Escobar, etc., why did trade discussions end at the mention of Zack Wheeler? Well Joel Sherman of the New York Post has it all figured out. But doesn’t everybody now? “The perception they gave to the industry was Wheeler was...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 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 #Cubs.com. http://t.co/Y5wcnGRtld #LetsGo pic.twitter.com/eqpmdqItHk — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 20, 2015 I’m sure there will be some blistering hot takes coming out of Chicago...
Via World Series Dreaming
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez trying to improve offensive approach

The Chicago Cubs have quite a bit of excitement surrounding him heading into the 2015 season, and infielder Javier Baez is expected to have a fairly decent role. He showed quite a bit of potential last season, but also had issues with striking out throughout the course of the year. Baez has been trying to improve his approach at the plate this offseason, and it is already looking...
Via Sports-Glory
27 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...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Starlin Castro a reluctant leader

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Starlin Castro thinks leading the Chicago Cubs should be a team effort. Castro doesn't turn 25 until March 20, yet he's already a three-time All-Star shortstop who draws the attention of the young Latin American players on the team. ''I'm not a real leader,'' Castro said Tuesday. ''I can help the young guys and I am still young, not a leader. We can be 25 guys leading...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Castro Goes to Camp

  Today is the day that Spring Training starts for real. Pitchers and Catchers arrived a week ago, and while some position players were already there, today is the day that they really need to show up. One of the most notable (though they all are) was Starlin Castro who was the focal point of the media upon his arrival. Castro was quick to tell us that his goal is to hit .300 hit...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Elvis Andrus or Starlin Castro

Elvis Andrus was pretty consistent in 2014, hitting .260ish before and after the MLB All-Star game.  Hit .263 season average was below his career average, but he did hit a career high 35 doubles.  The Rangers scored less than 700 runs for the first time in 10 seasons, due to a season ending injury to Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo and Alex Rios have down years.  This led...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
February 02, 2015  |  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

'I'm not that kind of person': Cubs' Castro moves on from rocky winter

CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro understands why the Chicago Cubs were concerned. He was scared, too. Authorities questioned the All-Star shortstop last month after a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic. In a separate case earlier in the offseason, Castro had just left a club in his home country when another shooting occurred. ''I just say that I was in the wrong place at the wrong...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs SS Castro looking forward to season after rocky winter

CHICAGO (AP) Starlin Castro understands why the Chicago Cubs were concerned. He was scared, too. Authorities questioned the All-Star shortstop last month after a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic. In a separate case earlier in the offseason, Castro had just left a club in his home country when another shooting occurred. ''I just say that I was in the wrong place at the...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Opinion: Cubs’ Castro is the Odd Man Out

Starlin Castro, once the Cub’s shining SS prospect, provided much-needed hope foe the future at the time of his arrival, but he is now the off man out. Let me begin by saying this in no way has any correlation to his recent off field issues in the Dominican Republic. I like Starlin Castro; Just not enough to squander some current, and considerably more valuable, assets on the Cubs...
Via Baseball Essential
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

List Of Most Interesting People In MLB Includes Two Chicago Cubs

As the Chicago Cubs continue their journey to end a 100+ year drought without a championship, they seem to be in the spotlight more than ever. Jerry Crasnick, from ESPN, recently wrote an article on the most interesting people in Major League Baseball for 2015 and two Cubs made the list, nobody from the White Sox. The Cubs have a lot of “interesting” players to choose from. Starlin...
Via Sports Mockery
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro’s agent thinks living in U.S. during offseason would be best for him

Over the weekend, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was questioned in connection with a shooting that took place in his hometown of Montecristi in the Dominican Republic which left six people injured. Castro also found himself in a Dominican nightclub where shots were fired earlier this month. In that instance, he was just found to be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver Lining Exists for Starlin Castro After Series of Unfortunate Events

After the news broke this weekend that Starlin Castro was in another place where a shooting took place…this time with people close to him…the questions about Castro’s character and maturity popped back up.  Those questions are somewhat understandable when a guy is in the same place as two different shooting incidents within a month’s time. With Castro being cleared of wrong...
Via World Series Dreaming
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Monday Leadoff: Vegas Odds and Starlin Castro

A pleasant good Monday to you, the last one in 2014. Here’s some news and notes to get your abridged workweek started. A picture went viral on Twitter showing that Las Vegas has the Mets at 12:1 odds to win the World Series in 2015.  On one hand, those odds are probably skewed low by too many people betting on the Mets to win, while on the other hand, it’s really cool to see...
Via Mets360.com
December 29, 2014  |  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

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 Bloguin Best
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Police question Cubs' 3-time All-Star Castro after nightclub shooting

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting in which several people were injured. Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo says people close to Castro were apparently involved, adding that he has no further details. The shooting occurred early Saturday in the northwest...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Starlin Castro questioned in connection to shooting

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has reportedly been questioned in connection to a shooting that took place in the Dominican Republic early Sunday morning. An initial report from ESPN’s Enrique Rojas indicated that Castro had been detained, but it appears that Castro is only being questioned. The shooting, which happened at a nightclub in Castro’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Detained By Police in Dominican Republic

A Dominican newspaper reports that Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was detained by police in the Dominican Republic after a nightclub shooting incident occurred. Ok, again. #Cubs Starlin Castro was detained by the authorities for questioning by a shooting that left 6 people injured by bullets in DR — Enrique Rojas/ESPN (@Enrique_Rojas1) December 27, 2014 There aren’t...
Via Sports Mockery
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Starlin Castro Questioned In Shooting

For the second time in less than a month, Chicago Cubs all-star shortstop Starlin Castro is being questioned in connection with a shooting. ESPN Deportes Enrique Rojas reported earlier today that Castro had been detained by the authorities for questioning in a shooting in the Dominican Republic that left six people injured, one currently listed in serious condition. A spokesperson...
Via Baseball Essential
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Authorities question Cubs' Castro after shooting

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Authorities in the Dominican Republic say they have questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting in which several people were injured. Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo says people close to Castro were apparently involved, adding that he has no further details. The shooting occurred early Saturday in the northwest...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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