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    Cubs Call Up Castro

    Chicago Cubs call up Starlin Castro - ESPN Chicago

    I'd say they have officially hit the



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Who cares?



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

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    Who cares?
    I do.



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Who cares?



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    I wonder what # he'll take? He was 67 in the spring. 4,5,13,15 and 20 are available. Unless he takes Hoffpauir's 6 or Tracy's 9. My guess is he'll take 5.



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    I'm fine with this as long as he starts at least 5 days a week. He can't just sit on the bench and get a spot start like Colvin.



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    I agree with the OP--this is pretty hasty.



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Why didn't we wait until June 1 for arbitration to hit later? This is a bad move. Long term.



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    I'm fine with this as long as he starts at least 5 days a week. He can't just sit on the bench and get a spot start like Colvin.
    Sounds like Castro will be the man at short and Theriot will be the man at second with Fontenot backing him up.

    I know Castro is great, but I'm not sure this move is going to fix the problems the Cubs are having offensively. Hope I wrong and he provides a constant spark. Maybe he can remind Ramirez how to hit the ball?



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    I wonder why now? Obviously Theriot will move to 2nd but why? Fontenot is hitting .296 and isn't a big defensive liability. It has to be just to shake things up.



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Who cares?
    Cubs fans. If you don't care, why would you open the thread? Sounds like someone just likes to whine...



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    I agree with the OP--this is pretty hasty.
    I agree it does seem desperate especially when they are only 3 games under .500 in early May. Maybe it'll get them going though.



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Sounds like Castro will be the man at short and Theriot will be the man at second with Fontenot backing him up.

    I know Castro is great, but I'm not sure this move is going to fix the problems the Cubs are having offensively. Hope I wrong and he provides a constant spark. Maybe he can remind Ramirez how to hit the ball?
    This is what i was hoping they would do



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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    After getting swept and only scoring 5 runs against the fearsome trio of Paul Maholm, Brian Burres and Charlie Morton a move of some consequence is in order. A Big Three that is not. This team is walking dead right now, think Island Sayid level of deadness. No one move is going to fix this offense. Lee and Ramirez have to hit for this offense to do anything. This move doesn't change that one bit.

    Hopefully Castro plays well and provides a spark. You immediately upgrade two positions defensively on your infield by moving Theriot to second base, a more natural position for him. I know Fontenot has been hitting the ball better so far, but he's not better than a spot starter. I for one am excited to see the future right now.

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    Re: Cubs Call Up Castro

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Sounds like Castro will be the man at short and Theriot will be the man at second with Fontenot backing him up.

    I know Castro is great, but I'm not sure this move is going to fix the problems the Cubs are having offensively. Hope I wrong and he provides a constant spark. Maybe he can remind Ramirez how to hit the ball?
    If they are going to have Fontenot and Baker on the bench, it might be worthwhile to get another reliever for one of those two, especially when Z goes back to the rotation which I think is inevitable.



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