3,000 Reasons Why The Cubs Shouldn’t Trade Castro

Today’s sports column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) Last week, before Chicago was swallowed whole by the arrival of Rizzanity, Theo Epstein spent a little time chatting with the media about another Cubs youngster.

Some guy named Starlin Castro.

“He hasn’t completely found his groove overall offensively this year,” the Cubs’ president of baseball operations said about Castro, the team’s precocious shortstop whose average has still been hovering around .300 most of the season despite not being groovy.

Epstein’s main topic of discussion about Castro was his patience at the plate – or rather his lack thereof – which led the Cubs’ boss to then add: “With any 22-year-old you start to get riled up, and I think it’s time to step back and look at the age and understand.

“Close your eyes and say ‘What’s this guy going to be like at 27?”

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