Post Tagged with: "Starlin Castro"

Chicago Cubs Prospect Brett Jackson Feeling Better

Chicago Cubs Prospect Brett Jackson Feeling Better

Depending on how closely you follow Chicago Cubs prospects, you may have noticed that outfielder Brett Jackson stopped playing baseball a couple weeks ago when he and fellow prospect Chris[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Adrian Gonzalez’s Price Tag Expected to Be Steep

Lukewarm Stove: Adrian Gonzalez’s Price Tag Expected to Be Steep

File this one under duh, but it’s still worth learning what kind of package the San Diego Padres might consider for Adrian Gonzalez this winter. In short: a lot. The[Read More…]


Mike Quade Benched Starlin Castro, and May Have Scored Points in the Process

Mike Quade Benched Starlin Castro, and May Have Scored Points in the Process

On Sunday, Starlin Castro lost track of the number of outs in the 7th inning of an 18-5 drubbing at the hands of the Mets. He hit a grounder, believing[Read More…]

by September 7, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Seven Chicago Cubs Prospects Will Play in the Arizona Fall League, Including Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters

Seven Chicago Cubs Prospects Will Play in the Arizona Fall League, Including Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters

Two of the Chicago Cubs’ last four first round picks will get the opportunity to play in the prospect-heavy Arizona Fall League this, well, Fall. Third baseman Josh Vitters and[Read More…]

by September 1, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Starlin Castro: Rookie of the Year?

Starlin Castro: Rookie of the Year?

I semi-jokingly made the comment in an EBS a couple of weeks ago, but Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is making it look a whole lot less jokey lately. Could[Read More…]

by August 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

Not but three years ago, if you asked an average Chicago Cubs fan what teams he hated, you’d invariably hear “Cardinals” and “White Sox” uttered unnaturally through clenched teeth while[Read More…]

by August 4, 2010 MLB News and Rumors

Hak-Ju Lee Will Not Be Promoted This Year

Hak-Ju Lee Will Not Be Promoted This Year

The Chicago Cubs have a long track record of in season promotions for their better prospects. The team’s philosophy appears to be something like: allow the kid to find some[Read More…]

Lou Piniella Wants Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro to Stay at the Top of the Order

Lou Piniella Wants Tyler Colvin and Starlin Castro to Stay at the Top of the Order

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella has never been a completely conventional guy (Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen?), but neither has he been a statistical renegade – eschewing stats in favor[Read More…]

Chad Tracy, We Hardly Knew Ye

Or is it, we hardly liked ye? In any event, Chad Tracy is no longer a member of the Chicago Cubs. Infielder Chad Tracy, who was designated for assignment last[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs Prospects Brett Jackson and Hak-Ju Lee Are Future Stars

Chicago Cubs Prospects Brett Jackson and Hak-Ju Lee Are Future Stars

The 12th annual Futures Game will be played in a few weeks, and will feature many of the top prospects in baseball. Fortunately, the Chicago Cubs will have a couple[Read More…]


Josh Vitters Battling Swollen Thumb, Better Pitching

Josh Vitters Battling Swollen Thumb, Better Pitching

It wasn’t too long ago that the Chicago Cubs’ positional prospect hopes were pinned to third baseman Josh Vitters, not shortstop Starlin Castro. Vitters, who is in his third full[Read More…]

Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

Whoa: Several Cubs Officials Had – and Still Have – Reservations About Starlin Castro Promotion

The Chicago Cubs promoted top prospect Starlin Castro, 20, last week – a move that was questioned as panic-driven. Most thinking folks rejected that kind of criticism, believing there was[Read More…]

by May 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

The Chicago Cubs offense sucks. And yet, several players are hitting very well. Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukudome, Marlon Byrd, Geovany Soto, Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro are all hitting very[Read More…]

Mike Fontenot is Probably on the Trade Block

Mike Fontenot is Probably on the Trade Block

With Starlin Castro and Ryan Theriot locking down the middle infield for theĀ foreseeableĀ future, former pseudo-starting second baseman Mike Fontenot could very well prove a luxury on the bench that the[Read More…]

by May 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro Will Be Joining the Cubs This Year

Starlin Castro Will Be Joining the Cubs This Year

Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry admitted what everybody already knew: super prospect Starlin Castro is going to join the big club at some point this year. “He’s coming along[Read More…]