Dale Sveum wanted to boost Starlin Castro’s confidence and “get his so-called swagger back.” The Cubs manager didn’t want Anthony Rizzo to feel the pressure of being “The Guy.”
Reporters swarmed Anthony Rizzo at his locker on Wednesday, and they waited out Starlin Castro after batting practice, surrounding him before he got to
That’s one way to take the focus off Starlin Castro and turn down all the noise about the Cubs benching their two-time All-Star shortstop (or trading him or sending him down to Triple-A Iowa).
At age 16, Bryce Harper made the cover of Sports Illustrated as “Baseball’s Chosen One.” He’s had the creative haircuts and the eye black slathered all over his face.
The Cubs love the way David DeJesus grinds out at-bats, plays good defense and mentors young players in the clubhouse. They just didn’t value it at $2.5 million for 39 more games.