The Case Against Starlin Castro (Not Taking Into Consideration Rape and Retardedness)
The big story in Wrigleyville is how Starlin Castro forgot the rules of baseball yesterday, but that doesn’t bother me (much). What bothers me is how a bunch of idiotic Cubs fans think Castro is somehow a centerpiece, or even a part of any successful future on the north side. HE’S NOT! I’ve been ranting about this since last season. How exactly is a guy who hits .300 with no power, swings at everything, and makes an epic amount of errors in the field a star shortstop? Don’t even give me that all-star crap, obviously that “honor” is bestowed on a few terrible players every year to satisfy the rule of having one all-star per team. Look at this kid’s numbers this season, a season that most people (see: idiots) will swear is a great season for him at the plate:
Home Runs: 4
Those numbers are abysmal for a star, although if Castro wants an award for mediocrity, it appears he is about to run away with it. A little bit of research reveals that the league average OBP is .319 and the league average SLG is .402.
Oh and another quick stat for everyone:
Those are Castro’s stellar career fielding numbers. In parenthesis is his fantastic league ranking. He is a perennial leader at being complete trash in the field, so there’s that. I say move him to 2nd base and send Darwin Barney the way of Mike Fontenot (what ever happened to that kid? Oh right, I don’t give a s#$% because he sucked too).
Am I back? Not sure, but I definitely have been wanting to get that little bit of anger off my chest.