Tagged: ‘Starlin Castro’

Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant feels ‘respected’ with new contract
March 14th, 2017 at 11:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs didn't have to give Kris Bryant a new deal. They could have simply stayed the course, paid him what he made last year and moved on. But this front office isn't just about "business as usual". From his final year of college up to his MVP season for the...

Chicago Cubs: Addison Russell gets a raise; Is Kris Bryant next?
March 6th, 2017 at 9:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs young shortstop Addison Russell agreed to terms on a $644k deal for the 2017 season. He and Kris Bryant will each be arbitration eligible next season. With Russell taken care of, the attention turns to Bryant. The process for pre-arbitration is often times overlooked. The Chicago Cubs agreed...

Chicago Cubs: The curious case of Tommy La Stella
March 5th, 2017 at 1:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Most Chicago Cubs' fans know the story of Tommy La Stella. Sent down to the minors, wouldn't accept the assignment. He even considered retiring. It's one thing to say "he only wanted to play for the Cubs". But it's more complex than that. When the Chicago Cubs acquired Tommy La Stella...

Chicago Cubs: Which young star will be the first to leave the Cubs?
March 4th, 2017 at 12:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have all the tools they need in order to repeat in 2017 and beyond. From multiple stars on their big league roster and a few brewing on the farm, the future is bright. As we all know, professional sports can be a harsh business. For the Chicago Cubs,...

Chicago Cubs: Teams following Theo Epstein’s model in rebuilding
February 27th, 2017 at 7:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** The target is firmly placed on the Chicago Cubs as the rebuilding work is completed. It all paid off. Now, other teams are following the path. The plan worked. When President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein took over the reigns of the Chicago Cubs in 2011, talk of a complete overhaul started....