gods-wrathAlthough this season hasn’t been particularly positive for the Cubs on the big league level, it has been relatively injury-free. It feels like a while since I’ve busted out the Wrath Watch.

Unfortunately, the wrath came back around and landed squarely inside Welington Castillo’s knee yesterday, where he said he felt “sharp pain” while running out a grounder. He was pulled from the game, and will be examined by the team doctor today. Hopefully the injury is not serious.

Heading into the offseason, you’re slightly less concerned about a knee injury than you would be in, say, April. But a catcher’s knees are his lifeblood, and Castillo had emerged this year as one of the best defensive catchers in baseball. He’s become a relatively significant part of the Cubs’ near-term rebuilding efforts – there is a cavernous vacuum of terrifying and silent space behind him in the farm system – and it would suck if this injury caused lingering problems.

For now, we put those worries aside, though, and hope that it’s just a minor booboo.

  • MichiganGoat

    I hope they just sit him for the remainder of the season no need play him.

    • #1lahairfan

      I concur.

  • Jono

    That’s fine, just convert Cano into a catcher

  • Spriggs

    Castillo is about the only guy who would warrant a “Wrath Watch”. For almost everyone else is would be a “Mercy Watch”

  • Jason Powers

    That giant sucking sound scares off my furry friends. And Cubs fans too. In seriousness, it reflects that the Cubs must secure a catcher for a least a couple of seasons a find a candidate in trade to develop off another squad. New York teams have some options in their minors we could look at maybe. But get one IDed and fill that void. Else it is difficult to win a championship without a respectable signal caller in my opinion.

  • dumbledoresacubsfan

    It seems wrong that the ad currently displayed at the bottom of this post (on my computer) asks, “Still having knee pain?”

    Bad omen?

    • Jono


    • Funn Dave

      Haha, how fitting. I must have Adblocker on at work; I can’t see any ads.

  • Michael

    Partial meniscus tear!!

  • Song Cycle

    How do you figure Castillo is one of the best defensive catchers in MLB? He leads NL catchers with the most errors (10) and is tied for third in passed balls (8).

  • http://ehanauer.com clark addison

    Partial meniscus tear is no big deal. I ran a 10k six weeks after having mine scoped.

  • http://bleachenation Sacko

    So Navarro looks like he will get a better offer from us.

  • wilbur

    break out the anti inflamatories! Maybe a good impetus to get some more depth into the cubs farm system at catcher and won’t hurt Navarro’s standing one bit. He’s been one of the seasons plus signings for the team.