Posts tagged "Starlin Castro"

Starlin Castro's Shiny New Approach

Starlin Castro's Shiny New Approach
That’s Starlin Castro driving a baseball out to the deepest part of a very deep left-center field in Pittsburgh, an impressive display of power that has become an increasingly unsurprising sight from the young Cubs shortstop. Through 72 games this year Castro is triple-slashing a huge (for a shortstop) .287/.331/.484, bouncing back from a horrific... Read more »

How Can Cubs Win in 2014?

How Can Cubs Win in 2014?
I’m not trying to link-bait here for my first post on Cubs Insider. I promise. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Reddit is the “front page of the Internet,” a social website where millions of users gather to discuss topics like True Detective, atheism, or slow cooker recipes. Oh, and baseball. There’s a daily discussion... Read more »

I’ll be Happy with the Cubs in 2014 if…

I’ll be Happy with the Cubs in 2014 if…
Wow, where do I start?  I mean, any fan wants to see their team playing baseball in October, but absent a total protonic reversal, I don’t think the Cubs faithful have that to look forward to. And just in case you’re not familiar with the concept of TPR, it’s a theory developed by paranormal experts... Read more »
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Cubs Can't Rebuild with Kids Alone

Cubs Can't Rebuild with Kids Alone
Nowadays, to be a Cubs fan, you need to have a financial degree to follow the team. When did it stop just being about baseball? When I became a Cubs fan, I was told there would be no math. Debt load, TV deals, rooftop negotiations, missing profits? I was just starting to figure out all... Read more »

The Death of the Single, or, Can Starlin Castro Survive Derek Jeter's Retirement?

The Death of the Single, or, Can Starlin Castro Survive Derek Jeter's Retirement?
In major league baseball, the single is dying. I don’t know what started me on this kick of obsessing over base hits, but I feel pretty confident in my assertion that the singles-hitter is on his way out of the league. Just look at the data. In 1980, 72.4 percent of all hits were singles. And... Read more »

10 Bold Predictions for the Chicago Cubs in 2014

10 Bold Predictions for the Chicago Cubs in 2014
I first published this list of 10 bold predictions back in September as a freelance contribution to a pretty popular website.  I did so with the intent that I would follow back up on it a year later, like a quasi-literary time capsule.  Which reminds me, my buddy and I never retrieved that Mason jar... Read more »
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