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Castro vs. Jeter, Looper & Young

By bullpenbrian - March 16, 2011 - 12:01 am 1 comment.

1.) Starlin Castro is a young Derek Jeter.
2.) Braden Looper is the best story in Cubs camp.
3.) Michael Young is a Cubs difference maker.

1.) However unfortunate, it’s likely Starlin Castro will never play in 147 postseason games or win five world championships like Derek Jeter. But that doesn’t mean Castro can’t reach the level of the Yankees’ captain.

If healthy, Castro has all the tools necessary to match, if not surpass, the sparkling career statistics of Jeter, a career which I belive is HOF worthy.

Some say Jeter is over-rated, that he’s a product of the Steinbrenner money-machine playing in the game’s largest market. But I’m not one of those people.

To me, Jeter is the ultimate pro, a true leader, and above all else—a winner. He has the stats, the rings and the respect of his peers to back it up. What Derek Jeter means to the Yankees as a player, teammate, and captain is exactly what Starlin Castro should be striving to achieve with the Cubs.

What’s more, while it took Jeter multiply championships to become a true Yankee, Castro needs only one ring with Chicago to become forever a legend.


Marmol, Young & Pujols

By bullpenbrian - February 16, 2011 - 1:01 am Leave a comment.

Here’s my take on some of the recent Cub headlines:

1.) Evaluating the Carlos Marmol deal.
2.) Addressing Michael Young to the Cubs rumors.
3.) Pujols feeling pressure from Players’ Union?


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