Pirates overcome ruling, 4-run deficit to beat Cubs

A year ago, it would have been hailed as a textbook play. Pirates left fielder Starling Marte made a perfect throw. Catcher Tony Sanchez caught it cleanly while on his knees, turned slightly to the left and made the tag before Starlin Castro slid into home plate. Thursday, however, Castro was called safe. And there was nothing the Pirates could do except absorb the blow and move...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Value of Starlin Castro to the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs Baseball -- All the buzz this spring was about the Cubs “Big Four”; prospects Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Albert Almora were all off to hot starts. To the amazement of most, Bryant was hitting early home runs and Baez was hitting cars. But, what went relatively under the radar was Starlin Castro: the shape he was in and the spring he was having. Start...
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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...
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Cubs 7, Pirates 8 (4/8/14)

OSS: Despite a heroic performance by Starlin Castro, the Cubs give a winnable game to the Pirates (again). Three Up 1. How could it not be Starlin Castro? A three-run dinger in the 3rd tied it up, and a and a 6th-inning dinger brought the Cubs within 1. All told, Castro went 3-4, 4 RBI, 2 R. It was his first career multi-HR game and probably the best game of his career so far. Also...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Mets pay the price for Starlin Castro?

Not everyone is a Starlin Castro fan. He’s a polarizing player who’s had some character issues in the past, but he is also a four-year veteran on a team that is going very young, very quickly. The quick-batted sensation Javier Baez will be up with the Chicago Cubs soon enough. While Baez has been playing games at second-base, he’s a shortstop by trade. Some think he’s good...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Starlin Castro will play Minor League game Sunday, Cactus League game Monday

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has progressed very well in his recovery from his strained right hamstring. Castro has not played a Cactus League game since March 2, but manager Rick Renteria has found a way for the shortstop to get in as many at bats as possible before Opening Day. Castro racked up six at bats as the designated hitter in Saturday's Minor League game....
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro up to ‘90 percent’ as Cubs face injury issues

Starlin Castro estimated he’s running at 90 percent now, but the Cubs shortstop wouldn’t put a timetable on when he’ll be able to play in a game again. “I don’t know,” Castro said Tuesday, “but we’re getting closer.” Castro went through another series of tests at Cubs Park, taking batting practice, running (not the bases), fielding groundballs and getting treatment...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Should Starlin Castro switch positions?

One of the biggest ‘questions’ for the Chicago Cubs this season is 23-year-old shortstop Starlin Castro. After being named an All-Star in two consecutive seasons – 2011 and 2012, respectively – he struggled during most of the 2013 campaign. There is a lot of pressure on Castro to do well this year (offensively and defensively), and young prospects quickly rising through the...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Starlin Castro has $3.6 million seized from bank accounts

Starlin Castro had approximately $3.6 million seized from his bank accounts on Wednesday for refusing to give a portion of his contract to a baseball school in the Dominican Republic.According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Cubs shortstop signed an agreement with Mi Futuro Biluguer (My Future Big Leaguer) when he was 15 years old, which requires Castro to give...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs shopping Castro for pitching?

Matthew Cerrone of Metsblog is reporting that the Cubs are looking for pitching in a Starlin Castro trade, 'according to people familiar with the organization'. With Javier Baez breathing down his neck much more quickly than expected and the equally fast-moving Kris Bryant blocking Baez from moving to 3b, the Cubs might have to make up their mind sooner than they planned...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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