Chicago Cubs News: Top three ‘villains’ having their way

Nick Castellanos, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Nick Castellanos, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Nick Castellanos, (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs:  Wanted – Reds Nicholas ‘The Artist’ Castellanos

There was no bigger fan of Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nicholas Castellanos than I was last season.

After the season was over, article after article, I wrote about how the Cubs needed to find a way to bring back Castellanos and I wasn’t alone. Fans, writers, and anyone who saw the heart that he played with and the spirit that he brought to the club would agree that if there were any room in the budget to bring someone back for this last-chance season, it had to be Castellanos.

Of course, this was the perfect storm for creating a Bane-like monster that was going to come back and make you pay for your mistakes, and Castellanos has let his roar loose on the Cubs.  In only 11 appearances at the plate against the Cubs, Castellanos has garnered five hits, four runs, one double,  seven RBIs and not one but two home runs!

What does that mean? Well, how about a punishing .455 BA, .538 OBP, 1.091 SLG and a 1.629 OPS.

Castellanos has undoubtedly made it known that although he is no longer the ‘friendly confines neighborhood Castellanos-man,’ he is still a force to be reckoned with, none-the-less.

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The beautiful thing about changing to a villain is that there is always the opportunity to turn back.

The cool way that Castellanos had his contract written will allow him to be available again after this short season. I’m sure we’d love to have him back in our lineup again.

Wouldn’t we, Mr. Epstein?

Maybe in there re-building phase and right fielder Jason Heyward’s inevitable exit from the Cubs, management will remember our “Red Hood” Castellanos…

And bring him back to the light.