Breaking News: Starlin Castro Called Up By Desperate Chicago Cubs

May 7, 2010 by  

ESPN's Enrique Rojas tweets that the Cubs have called up Starlin Castro. 

As I wrote in a recent article, my main concern with calling up this 20-year-old shortstop phenom is that the manager, Lou Piniella, will simply do to him what he's done to Tyler Colvin.

That is, sit him on the bench.

Look, the only reason to bring Castro up is to play him every day as your starting shortstop.

Period. End of story.

But again, we all know that this is potentially Lou's last season in Chicago so he tends to go with the hot hand.

What if Castro struggles?

And he will struggle, this much we know. Most rookies struggle. But you have to stay with them or demote them. Sitting on the bench does not help...

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