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Chicago Cubs’ Starlin Castro Sits as he Tries to Escape Slump

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 27: Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs smiles as he leaves the field in the 7th inning against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Chicago Cubs fans have always created excuses for Starlin Castro. The shortstop was always the highlight for the team when it was in the bottom...
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Castro, Soler take a seat; Schwarber to get first start in left

Either the Cubs are anticipating a trade Wednesday or manager Joe Maddon is just trying to shake up and wake up his struggling lineup. Shortstop Starlin Castro, whose name has come up in trade rumors, and outfielder Jorge Soler are out of Chicago's lineup today as it tries to salvage this three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, according to the Chicago Tribune. The series...
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Cubs manager Maddon gets hands-on with struggling Bryant, Castro

Hand-in-hand with the Chicago Cubs' recent downturn has been the hitting slumps of rookie sensation Kris Bryant and shortstop Starlin Castro, a subject of recent trade rumors. During Monday's batting practice session at Wrigley Field before the Cubs were set to start an important three-game series against the Colorado Rockies, the NL West's worst team, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and hitting...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs trying for Cole Hamels; Offering Starlin Castro, Javier Baez

The Chicago Cubs have shown interest in Cole Hamels and have recently scouted him, as I wrote for Baseball Essential, but do the two teams have what it takes to complete a deal? With their deep farm system, the Cubs are well positioned to make a run at Hamels. The Cubs, however, prefer not to trade those young, talented players, since they plan to build around them. In trade talks...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Castro, looking back on a tough few years, says he can finish strong

Starlin Castro has struggled through slumps before. He's endured an awful pain of friends and family killed in a car accident. More mature, more confident, the Chicago Cubs shortstop says the prolonged slump he can't seem to snap will, eventually, come to an end. “I know who I am. I know that’s not me,” Castro told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 25-year-old has virtually been misfiring...
Via Fox Sports
7 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...
12 days ago  |  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

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...
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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