Chicago Cubs and Starlin Castro agree on 7 year extension


The Chicago Cubs and shortstop Starlin Castro have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract that includes a club option for an eighth season in 2020.  The contract covers Castro’s four arbitration seasons as well as his first three free agent seasons (club option for his fourth free agent season).  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Chicago Cubs ramblings on the way to a 100 loss season


After a week off, thanks to life getting in the way of a good rant, Ramblings are back and better than ever.  Well, hopefully these are at least decent.  Basically, I just hope you enjoy them a little bit.  Or more.

So let’s go …

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Be a Chicago Cubs Ballgirl (or boy)! Apply online


Just like last year with the PA gig, the Chicago Cubs are partnering with CareerBuilder to find four ball boys/ball girls for the 2012 baseball season at Wrigley Field. Submit your applications, including a video sample, now through March 12 at

The team will select 50 semifinalists to attend live tryouts at BASH Sports Academy in Chicago on March 19. A group of finalists will then travel to Mesa, Ariz. March 26-28 to perform the required job duties during Spring Training. The team’s final selections will be hired by March 30.

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