Chicago Cubs: Starlin Castro continues to handle himself well despite adversity

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Aug 2, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (13) and second baseman

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(22) celebrates after beating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 for their fifth straight win at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Amid the recent demotion and all the trade rumors, Castro has played some decent baseball when he has been given opportunities.

According to Baseball Reference, in the seven games and 19 plate appearances since his original demotion, he has a batting average of .316. Sure, it is a small sample size but considering the situation, there are significant implications to this small achievement.

Compare this plate production to the days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline and it is pretty obvious that he is handling himself better this time around.

Castro continues to hold his head up despite undergoing the worse season of his career. He continues to try to get better and is willing to contribute to this team whenever and wherever possible. The fact that he hasn’t tanked in his last 19 at-bats since the demotion speaks positively towards his mental approach to the entire situation.

He continues to try to get better so he can help this team win moving forward. He hasn’t quit on himself and, more importantly, he hasn’t quit on the team.

A guy that holds his head high and works to improve despite suffering through demotion and trade rumors is a player that needs to stick around because he will help the team.

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