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Cubs 8, Giants 5 (8/25/15)

OSS: Cubs make a laugher of it early, and a nailbiter of it late. Three Up 1. Jake Arrieta had a perfecto through 3, and ended the day allowing no earned runs (1 unearned on his own error, though), striking out 8 over 6 innings and allowing a single walk. Much like Rizzo deserves to finish around 3rd or 4th in MVP voting, Arrieta deserves to finish around 3rd or 4th in Cy Young voting...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro’s Developing New Role

Starlin Castro has been the Chicago Cubs‘ Opening Day shortstop for the last five seasons. However, over the last two weeks it appears that the torch has been passed to Addison Russell as Chicago’s new man up the middle. Castro is hitting under .240 this season and when the Cubs acquired Russell last summer the question seemingly was not if, but when he would ultimately overtake...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Castro’s days as a Cub far from over

No other player on the Chicago Cubs has been more maligned the last few years by the fans as well as the media than former shortstop and current utility infielder Starlin Castro. Much of the criticism has been well earned as he has had the worst statistical year of his career. Still only 25 years old, Castro’s career at the major league level is far from over. Yet, if he is...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Youth Movement Continues with Starlin Castro Change

Chicago Cubs second baseman Starlin Castro (13) misses a single hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Logan Schafer during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 in Chicago. Chicago won 6-3. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) The starting shortstop of the Chicago Cubs is no longer either of those things. Starlin Castro had been benched in favor of moving Addison Russell to his natural...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Don’t forget Starlin Castro

The Chicago Cubs benched shortstop, Starlin Castro, prior to the Cubs’ Friday victory over the San Francisco Giants. Maddon explained that the benching wasn’t just a “breather” and wants to put in the best lineup to compete for the playoffs moving forward. That lineup doesn’t include Castro. The idea is for Maddon to insert hot hitting bats into the lineup. For now, Kyle...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro benched after failing to improve

The day many Cubs fans have been waiting for is finally here. Starlin Castro has lost his job of being the everyday shortstop for the Chicago Cubs. The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise when you look at how bad the three-time All-Star has been struggling this season. Castro is hitting just .238 with a .274 on-base percentage and ranks last among qualified shortstops with...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago columnist appears to ask Starlin Castro if he has ADHD

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times attempted to get to the bottom of Starlin Castro’s season-long struggles by asking Chicago Cubs shortstop if has ADHD. Wittenmyer opens his provocatively entitled column, “Speculation or not, Cubs’ Starlin Castro has no plans to seek ADD diagnosis,” with the following: It’s called attention deficit disorder, or ADD. “I know...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 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...
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Pirates game hit by foul ball through netting

This is horrifying, and something you would never expect or hope to happen. During Monday night’s Cubs-Pirates game, a fan behind home plate was struck with a foul ball hit by Starlin Castro through the netting. The netting didn’t snap, but the fan was standing close enough to the netting where it gave enough to still hit her in the head. HOLY JESUS! This just happened...
Via The Outside Corner
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

It seems like just yesterday that Starlin Castro was questioned (or not) after a nightclub shooting in his native Dominican Republic and deemed to be, simply, “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. Now, the Chicago Cubs All-Star is being questioned in connection with another nightclub shooting. Ok, again. #Cubs Starlin Castro was detained by the authorities for questioning...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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