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Negron's little hustle is big difference in Reds' win

CINCINNATI -- A little hustle will do you well. It did the Reds well Wednesday night. A little hustle was a big difference in a 7-5 victory against the Chicago Cubs. A little hustle by Kristopher Negron set the stage for a four-run fourth inning for the Reds. Too much self-admiration by Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro denied his team a chance at tying the game up in the eighth inning...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Soler Starts Career With a Bang!

Many years from now, hopefully after a long and fulfilling career, we can reminisce about when it all began for Jorge Soler.  On Wednesday, Soler joined a rare list of 116 players who have homered in their first at bat. He joins Starlin Castro, Jason Heyward, and Starling Marte as players who have done so. While it’s incredibly premature to predict anything, a start like this...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reinstate SS Castro from bereavement list

CINCINNATI (AP) The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds. Infielder Logan Watkins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, making room on the roster for Castro, who hasn't played since Aug. 19. Castro went on the bereavement list on Aug. 21 to attend the funerals in the Dominican...
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1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Daily Grind: Undefeated last 6 plays (8/22/14)

Yesterday we went 1-0-1 on a small Thursday card.  Minnesota and Cleveland cruised to an under 7 total runs winner, while the Cubs and Giants game started off with a flurry of runs before tapering down and landing on our posted number of 8. Week 2 Breakdown Cubs 2-1-1 White Sox 2-1 Plays of the Day 4-1 Overall 8-3-1 +4.95 units Let’s dig in to today’s games and start the weekend...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

“It’s hard to see how we would actually match up,” a team official told Andy Martino of the Daily News when asked if the Cubs were ideal trade partners for the Mets.. The problem is that neither team is eager to part with its top prospects, and both would require a major haul to do so. In other words, the Mets will likely find the Cubs’ prices too high, and vice-versa. Martino...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Unlocking Theo’s Blueprint for Rebuilding the Cubs

In what sometimes feels like a century old rebuilding process, Theo & Co. have stocked the farm system with a wealth of talent and rebuilt the franchise from the ground up. Trading valuable veteran assets for prospects has certainly sped up the process, but his philosophy on how to build a farm system will not only make the Cubs competitive soon but give the organization a level...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson put on DL, Castro on bereavement

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have placed struggling right-hander Edwin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a lat strain, and they have also put shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The moves were made Thursday, a day after Castro left the team because of a family emergency. Bereavement leave rules require that Castro must be out for three days and can miss a maximum...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs place Starlin Castro on bereavement list, recall Logan Watkins

getty images The Chicago Cubs have placed shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list following the death of his cousin and three close friends this week in the Dominican Republic. Castro left the Cubs on Wednesday and could miss an entire week before returning. To replace Castro on the roster the Cubs have recalled Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa. For the time-being the...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs SS Castro late scratch from Wednesday's game.

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs say shortstop Starlin Castro has been scratched from the lineup because of a family emergency. The Cubs made the announcement before Wednesday night's game at Wrigley Field against the San Francisco Giants. The team didn't disclose specifics on the emergency or how long Castro might be out. Castro has played in all 125 games for the Cubs games...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Javier Baz launches 434-foot homer

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Cubs rookie Javier Baez, playing in only his 14th game of his Major League career on Monday, launched a 434-foot home run off a fastball from New York Mets closer Jerry Mejia. The homer was Baez’s fifth in his first 60 at-bats.  He has struck out 24 times and walked only twice. Cubs rookie Javier Baez now has 5 HR in his first 14...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets should not pursue Javier Baez

During Sunday’s matchup with the Chicago Cubs, the chatter in the SNY booth turned at one point toward the minor league systems of both the Mets and Cubs.  This is understandable, as both teams are largely out of the playoff hunt (barring any miracles) and possess top-5 rated systems. Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez mentioned about how the Mets and Cubs seemed to be good trading...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Syndergaard Enough To Snag One Of Those Cubs Shortstops?

With Chicago in town, John Harper of the Daily News has been talking with different front office people from both sides, asking what it would take for the Mets and Cubs to make a trade this winter. Many baseball people speculate that it’s practically inevitable, considering the Cubs are loaded with shortstops and the Mets clearly need one, no matter how much they try to wish Wilmer...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Skyrocketing Price … Afternoon Delight

Starlin Castro hit a game winning home run off of Jenrry Mejia and his hernia in the ninth inning to send the Mets to a Sunday loss by a score of 2-1. If the Mets want to trade for Castro now, he’ll likely cost Noah Syndergaard, Keith Hernandez, and Sandy Alderson’s first born. Theo Epstein is currently growing a mustache just so he can twirl it and laugh in an evil fashion....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Starlin Castro’s 9th Inning HR Lifts Cubs Over Mets

Starlin Castro provided the big hit today as the Chicago Cubs were able to defeat the Mets in New York City. Castro belted his 13th home run of the season in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Cubs over Mets in a 2-1 victory. The other Cubs run was provided by Javier Baez when he was driven in by Luis Valbuena in the top of the fourth inning. The Mets rallied in the 8th...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Starlin Castro Become a Mets?

One of the more interesting rumors coming out of this weekend’s series between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets revolves around one Starlin Castro. While there aren’t any hints from either front office suggesting a move, it would make sense. Could Starlin Castro become an All-Star SS for the Mets? Why Trade Castro? The Mets are organizationally deficient at shortstop, and the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro's 9th inning blast off Mets' closer ends Cubs' losing streak

  Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta allowed two hits and struck out nine in seven smooth innings. He left with a 1-0 lead following Luis Valbuena's run-scoring single in the fourth. Slumping slugger Curtis Granderson tied it with a two-out RBI single...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro's homer in 9th lifts Cubs over Mets 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday. Cubs starter Jake Arrieta allowed two hits and struck out nine in seven smooth innings. He left with a 1-0 lead following Luis Valbuena's run-scoring single in the fourth. Slumping slugger Curtis Granderson tied it with a two...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro doesn’t want Cubs to trade him

The Chicago Cubs are beginning to look at competing to get back to the playoffs, but they have a little ways to go before they are legitimate contenders. One player that has been with them since the beginning of their rebuilding process is infielder Starlin Castro, and he doesn’t want to go anywhere anytime soon. Castro said that he has no desire to leave the Cubs, and he hopes...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro says he's happy with Cubs, but Mets could use a shortstop

How to Break a Met Fan’s Heart, version 673: “I don’t want to leave. I want to stay here all my career.” That was Starlin Castro talking Friday night before he and the Cubs faced the Mets in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field. A certain segment of Met fan has fixated on the Cubs’ shortstop as a possible solution to one of the team’s glaring trouble spots...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Source Says Javier Baez Is More Realistic Trade Option For Mets

A source familiar with the Mets’ plans recently suggested that Cubs shortstop Javier Baez might be a more realistic acquisition by the Mets, although he too would be costly in a trade with the Cubs. This according to a report on ESPN New York who also say that the Mets are not believed to be willing to dismantle their young-pitching corps even for a major trade acquisition. Baez...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Prospect Addison Russell Dominating Double-A

The piece Theo and Jed acquired for Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs prospect Addison Russell, is putting up some impressive numbers for the Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies. Russell, who was ranked by Keith Law as the number two prospect in all of baseball at the beginning of the season, will become a very valuable piece moving forward. While most of the future starting pitching...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Javy Baez Hits 2nd HR of Career

Chicago Cubs Javy Baez has now hit his 2nd HR. Baez is now 2-3 with 2 RBI on the day. His 2nd HR of the season came against the Colorado Rockies off of Yohan Flande. Starlin Castro followed Baez’s 6th inning HR with one of his own, extending the Cubs lead to 4-1. 1 total views, 1 views today The post Chicago Cubs Javy Baez Hits 2nd HR of Career appeared first on ✶ Sports...
Via Sports Mockery
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The future is bright for the Cubs offense

Starlin Castro Cubs – Photo Credit – Doug Anderson   Chicago Cubs rookie Javier Baez could not have asked for a better start to his major league career. Going hitless in his first five at-bats, he wound up hitting the game-winning home run in the 12th inning against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Obviously, his first career home run. He hit 23 of them this year at Triple A...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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