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  • Starlin Castro commits an error against Milwaukee in April 2012. (Chicago Tribune)
Starlin Castro commits an error against Milwaukee in April 2012. (Chicago…
June 07, 2012|By Bag Boy, For RedEye

Because they're unwatchable, I ignore the Cubs. However, Theo Epstein could use a word of advice.

Theo, you need to launch Starlin Castro immediately, and you know why. Simply: He was picked before you got here. That means he's tainted, damaged goods, a heartbreaker. If you want to rebuild this thing, tear it all the way down and nuke it good.

As Ronald Reagan would say: "Mr. Epstein, tear down this franchise!"

Put another way, trust yourself more than you trust the people who brought you: Corey Patterson, Felix Pie, Rich Hill, Bobby Hill, Mike Harkey, Gary Scott, Derrick May, Dwight Smith, Earl Cunningham, Ty Griffin, Lance Dickson, Brooks Kieschnick, Kevin Orie, Ben Christensen, Tyler Colvin and Josh Vitters.

Don't recognize anyone? Oh. They're all highly touted Cub prospects who never amounted to diddly.

Here's a clue: Your best prospect, Anthony Rizzo, was brought over with Jed Hoyer from San Diego.

Castro might be a good player except that he has the attention span of a 6-year-old. Derek Jeter doesn't have that problem.

It will be painful, but it has to be done. They'll hate you now, love you later. You know this.

And the Sox aren't much better right now. Sorry, but don't get cozy with first place. It's a mirage.

Um, we basically have … two starters? Maybe three if Johnny Danks gets good again. But right now, Phillip Humber and Gavin Floyd need to hit the bricks. Both are terrible and won't last the year. Humber, thanks for the perfect game. Should have traded him on the spot. Gavin, you never even had a feel-good moment.

I'll take my chances with Jose Quintana and whoever else we can find. Otherwise, we're in trouble. And Paulie Konerko's wrist? He had a "procedure." No one's talking! What's up? The Bag needs info.

Since its football season anyway, a quick headline: "Bears add scouts, beef up personnel department." That's why we're just now getting big-time receivers and toys everyone else already has. I feel like the last house in the 'hood to get cable.

We'll take it!

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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