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Chicago Cubs Worst Loss in Team History Overshadows Starlin Castro’s Milestone

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveWhat seemed to be just another bad loss on Thursday actually made history. The Cubs 13-3 loss was their worst home loss in team history. Starlin Castro recorded his 800th hit as a Cubs, which is the 2nd most by the age of 24. The 10 run defecit, however, overshadowed Castro’s milestone. #Cubs suffered their worst home loss (13-3) in franchise history...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Opposite Trends of Starlin Castro and Allen Craig

Not too long ago, I observed that Allen Craig was getting pitched differently. He was getting pitched differently because he was hitting differently, in that he hasn’t been hitting for pull power. So pitchers have fed him more fastballs, and more fastballs inside, daring him to turn on something. Before that, I observed that Robinson […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs a Perfect Fit for David Price

Can somebody help save the Chicago Cubs? Acquiring veteran all-star pitcher David Price would be a huge step in the right direction. Price would give the Cubs their first true ace since the Kerry Wood and Mark Prior years. Now that the trade deadline (non-waiver) is fast approaching, teams are determining whether they have a […] The post Chicago Cubs a Perfect Fit for David Price...
Via Outside Analysis
10 days ago  |  Discuss

12 Time All-Star Says Starlin Castro Can Be “Dominant”

Posted to Chicago CubsStarlin Castro was nothing more than a child who happened to be phenomenal at baseball when he joined the Chicago Cubs. He has literally grown up in front of Chicago as the Sports Illustrated cover above illustrates. Recently Barry Larkin (12 x All-Star, World Series Champ, 3 x Gold Glove, 9 x Silver Slugger) had some great things to say about the young phenom...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Keeps Right Attitude for the Chicago Cubs

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be later today, as the top stars in each league take on one another with home-field advantage in the World Series on the line. While members of a team, these stars will be on display more as individuals than anything else this evening.  In reality, modern MLB is much different from the game of the past. Players used to be more team oriented decades...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Cubs planning to trade Starlin Castro?

getty images With the recent trade of pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel it has been assumed by some that short stop Starlin Castro could be the next to go. That may not be the case reports David Lennon of New York Newsday. Castro, 24, could be replaced by 20-year-old Addison Rusell who was acquired from Oakland for Samardzija and Hammel. Lennon believes that the Cubs could...
17 days ago  |  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...
20 days ago  |  2 Comments

Castro and Mets Are A Perfect Match, But All Star Shortstop May Not Be Available

John Harper of the Daily News writes that If the Mets can acquire Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro for Zack Wheeler and perhaps even another pitcher, they should do it. Harper says that the Mets need an impact bat and to get the best-hitting shortstop this side of Troy Tulowitzki represents a golden opportunity for team. One Mets source said the the Cubs and Castro were “a perfect...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Starlin Castro an All Star reserve

When the Chicago Cubs called up Starlin Castro in 2010, they brought up a 20-year-old kid who homered in his first at-bat and finished 5th in NL Rookie of the Year balloting. In his first full season in MLB, he led the National League with 207 hits and was named to the NL All Star team and would earn a second consecutive trip to the Midsummer Classic a year later. Then he spun...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade Samardzija and Hammel to Oakland

The Chicago Cubs have traded their top two trade chips, and it isn’t even July 31st! They have reportedly dealt starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics. In return they received shortstop Addison Russell, starting pitcher Dan Straily, and outfielder Billy McKinney (more on these guys in a bit). Some reports also add a “player to be named later” going...
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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