Starlin Castro has committed four errors in the Cubs’ first nine games. He’s on pace to commit more than 70 miscues on the season. However, new Cubs manager Dale Sveum has again come up with a creative solution to a nagging problem.
“I’m just going to have him flip it to Barney at second every time he fields the ball,” a proud Sveum told the media after the St. Louis Cardinals took two of three games from the North Siders this weekend. “It was either that or have him run the ball over to first base. But I suspect most batters will beat him to the bag.”
“The way I see it, if he just flips it over to Barney even when there isn’t a force at second, we’ll be cutting his throwing distance down like at least 50 feet. Then Barney can go ahead and take the chance at gunning the runner down at first. I like my odds a lot better that way. Now Castro should only commit about 50 or 60 errors this year.”