Monday Morning One-Liners Including Quade Calling Out Castro


The Chicago Cubs come home today in the midst of losing three straight series to the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Kansas City Royals. The Cubs enter play today 15 games below .500 and changes may soon be coming. General manager Jim Hendry is expected to meet with his top scouts this week to determine a strategy for the July 31 trade deadline. However, it is more likely that the Cubs will wait till mid-July before they completely engage in trade discussions.

With that said lets take a look at the Monday morning one-liners, including manager Mike Quade taking issue with shortstop Starlin Castro.

Cubs centerfielder Marlon Byrd will begin his rehab assignment this week, and he will be donning a specially designed helmet that protects his face.

The Cubs like what they see from rookie reliever Chris Carpenter, and there is a chance that Carpenter may remain with the team even after Kerry Wood returns from the disabled list.

Starlin Castro may be the Cubs lone all-star this season, but that did not stop manager Mike Quade from calling out the Cubs’ best player for lack of hustle.

Speaking of Castro, there are no plans for Castro to switch positions despite his early struggles at shortstop in the first two years of his career.

Manager Mike Quade is finally looking forward to having most of his Opening Day roster entirely healthy for the first time in two months, even though, it may be too little too late.