Chicago Cubs Should Trade Starlin Castro Now

March 12, 2010 by  

Starlin Castro is not yet a 20-year-old. He stands six-feet tall, but weighs less than 165 pounds. Yet, he is the top prospect in the Chicago Cubs organization, and to this point, he is the Cactus League leader in on-base plus slugging (OPS). It is an exceptionally good time to be Starlin Castro.

Unfortunately, it may turn out to be an equally bad time to be a Chicago Cubs fan. If and when Castro reaches the Major Leagues in 2010, he will be a colossal disappointment and the team will be left holding a painfully familiar Shawon Dunston-shaped bag.

Instead, the Cubs would be wise to capitalize on Castro's considerable hype by trading him now. Teams across the league would clamor for Castro, and the offers GM Jim Hendry would...

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