Chicago Cubs: Can Starlin Castro be reborn on the North Side?

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A former Chicago Cubs cornerstone, Starlin Castro fell out of favor with fans. But now, those same fans are seeking a reunion, of sorts, with the veteran infielder.

Starlin Castro was once the next up-and-coming Chicago Cubs star on the North Side before Theo Epstein took over and revamped the system with first-round draft picks. He was a sometimes maligned, but mostly productive player who fell victim to guys like Javier Baez and Addison Russell.

Now that some of the younger guys haven’t panned out in the way that we had hoped, perhaps it’s time to take another look at bringing Castro back into the fold where he belongs.

Sometimes it feels like Starlin Castro got the short end of the stick on his way out of Chicago. I know I felt bad for him when we won it all in 2016 and he was no longer around. It’s a shame he wasn’t part of it; but you know what- why not turn this around and return to the 2019 Cubs, giving him another chance to win it all.