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Starlin Castro. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Moving Castro Could Stop Short A Cubs Problem

So, what if at some point this season – I’m not suggesting that the Cubs do it just yet – the team moved Castro to third, Valbuena to second and Barney to short?

CBS Chicago–04/27/2013

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants is greeted by Brandon Belt #9 after hitting a game-tying homer against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Jackson, Bowden Tie WP Mark, Giants Beat Cubs 10-7

Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the San Francisco Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th in Sunday’s 10-7 victory over Chicago.


Starlin Castro. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Rally In 9th To Beat Giants

Starlin Castro’s ninth-inning double off the center-field wall gave the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 win Friday over the San Francisco Giants.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

Edwin Jackson  delivers a second-inning pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Joe Sargent, Getty)

Cubs Shutout By Pirates 3-0

Edwin Jackson gave up two runs in five innings but lost to the Pirates for the first time in seven career starts. The Cubs produced just two singles and only put a runner on third once.


Paul Konerko and Starlin Castro. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Baffoe: Loving And Hating The White Sox And Cubs In 2013

Here are three reasons each to love and hate the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs respectively in 2013.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Dodgers 11-7

Castro left in the bottom of the fourth inning after pulling up on a ground ball to shortstop Wednesday during an 11-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Starlin Castro. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Starlin Castro Leaves Spring Training Game With Hamstring Injury

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers in Mesa, Ariz. after pulling up and grabbing his leg while running to first base.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

Carlos Corporan is tagged out by Starlin Castro. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Walk-Off To End Season On A Win

Bryan LaHair homered and hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Houston 5-4 Wednesday in the Astros’ National League finale.

670 The Score–10/03/2012

Nyjer Morgan #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by Mike Fiers #64 after scoring a run in the 7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 29, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Drop 8th Straight Vs. Brewers In 3-1 Loss

Mike Fiers tossed 7 1-3 solid innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night, their eighth straight victory against Chicago.


Starlin Castro. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Cubs Sign Castro To 7-Year Extension

Cubs All-Star Starlin Castro isn’t going anywhere for some time.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Norichika Aoki #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers slides into second with a stolen base avoiding the tag from Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs during the bottom of the fourth inning at Miller Park on August 21, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Rusin Loses Major League Debut, Brewers Win 5-2

Marco Estrada allowed two hits in six solid innings to win for the first time in almost a year, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Tuesday night.


Starlin Castro. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: For Cubs, Castro’s Deal Makes Dollars – And Sense

He can be a knucklehead on the basepaths, his glove isn’t exactly a golden one and he’s never met a pitch that he didn’t like.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Wilson Valdez #15 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulted by Drew Stubbs #6 after scoring a run during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on August 19, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reds Win 5-4 On Walkoff To Take Series From Cubs

Xavier Paul led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.


Starlin Castro. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Theo Epstein: No Deal Done Yet For Starlin Castro

Despite reports of a 7-year, $60 million contract for shortstop Starlin Castro, Cubs President Theo Epstein says there’s no long-term deal completed with the team’s young star yet.

670 The Score–08/19/2012

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Cubs, Castro Working On Long-Term Deal

The Cubs are hoping to lock up shortstop Starlin Castro for the foreseeable future with a long-term deal.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

David DeJesus smiles as he is greeted by Josh Vitters and Justin Germano.   (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DeJesus Homers Twice, Cubs Top Astros

David DeJesus homered twice, Justin Germano cruised through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bernstein: What’s Wrong With Starlin Castro?

It doesn’t take any kind of experienced scout to see outs being made, or any kind of analytical wizard to see month-by-month batting numbers sliding into frightening territory.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Alfonso Soriano. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Cubs Fans Need To Appreciate Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano is not Todd Hundley flipping the bird to the home crowd and being one of the bigger busts in Cubs history. He’s not Jeff Blauser, the priciest bench player the team ever had.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Justin Germano. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Despite Rally, Cubs Can’t Stop Reds

Rookie Todd Frazier doubled twice and drove in four runs, Aroldis Chapman came out of the bullpen to stop an eighth-inning rally attempt and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 10-8 Friday to end their season-high losing streak at five games.

670 The Score–08/10/2012

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija breaks his bat over his knee after striking out during the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 8, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Padres won 2-0.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Cubs Swept By Padres For 8th Straight Loss

It seems like the Chicago Cubs can do nothing right. Despite a solid pitching performance from Jeff Samardzija, the Cubs failed to solve Clayton Richard and managed just five hits in a 2-0 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.