Chicago Cubs: Victor Caratini about to learn the big leagues aren’t fair

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Chicago Cubs: Doing right by Caratini and Darvish could be tough

No one expects Darvish to pitch like this all year. That much is clear. The question, though, is how to get him where he needs to be.

"“We just trust that the process, as it goes for him, will continue to get better,” Ben Zobrist said. “Obviously, one month is one month and everybody can struggle for a month. You just keep making adjustments. He’ll get comfortable and find his groove and we won’t be talking about it too much more."

But will the ‘process’ end up costing a deserving guy a spot on the 25-man? Probably. And, if Gimenez comes up and Darvish all of the sudden figures it out, where does that leave Caratini? With Willson Contreras entrenched as the team’s catcher of the future, there isn’t a clear path to a stable role in Chicago.

Yu Darvish’s struggles could very well end up leading to Caratini’s path leading elsewhere. The Cubs have more depth coming up behind him in the system and teams always want quality young backstops.

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Time will tell. But the impact Darvish could have on Victor Caratini is already a seriously overlooked piece of the puzzle.