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The Cubs catcher with MVP dreams

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07:35 AM ET 02.24 | At the very least, Cubs fans have Welington Castillo. For a team short on big-league star power and even shorter on expectations heading into the 2014 season, Castillo, 26, already looks like a rare bright spot on the major-league side of the Cubs' long-term rebuilding process. While he still has a lot of work to do on his pitch-calling, he already has one of the strongest arms in the majors, blocks pitches well and hit .274 with 31 extra-base hits and a .349 on-base percentage in his first full season in the majors in 2013. ... Cubs officials consider Castillo a part of the homegrown core, along with Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney. Castillo sees bigger things than that. "I want to be an All-Star," he said. "I want to have a Gold Glove. Why not? I want to be MVP. Why not?"

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February 24, 2014  07:51 AM ET

Keep dreaming...

February 24, 2014  07:55 AM ET

Will someone please wake this guy up?

February 24, 2014  09:29 AM ET

"Dream" is a very appropriate word here.

February 24, 2014  09:43 AM ET

I like his attitude, Send him to New York!!!!!!

February 24, 2014  09:49 AM ET

Why not?

February 24, 2014  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why not?

Hope you're not asking a Cards fan that question........ ;^)

February 24, 2014  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Keep dreaming...

keep do the job and increase the stats and maybe just maybe somebody would notice the new Castillo!!

February 24, 2014  10:53 AM ET

Slow off season/media dead zone "news."

February 24, 2014  11:04 AM ET

A Cubbie with a dream? Dream on.

February 24, 2014  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why not?

Exactly.................besides if Obama can get elected (cough cough) TWICE hell ANYTHING'S possible!

February 24, 2014  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hope you're not asking a Cards fan that question........ ;^)

I'm not that antagonistic.

February 24, 2014  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Hope you're not asking a Cards fan that question........ ;^)

Don't worry Wellington doesn't have near the salary glands your catcher has.... ;p

February 24, 2014  12:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I'm not that agonistic.

I would hope not..... you're a BISHOP for cryin' out loud!!!

February 24, 2014  02:34 PM ET

THINGS ALWAYS DO BACKFIRE ON THE OL CUBBIES. I SEE THIS KID SUFFERING THE SOPHMORE JINX

February 24, 2014  02:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

A Cubbie with a dream? Dream on.

May as well dream of an MVP because a Cubs pennant is beyond even dreams. Not even sure an LSD-induced delusion could envision a pennant in Wrigleytown.

February 24, 2014  03:23 PM ET

Of course he does. What's the problem with that? These guys should all want those things and be willing to work as hard as it takes to get it.

February 24, 2014  03:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Of course he does. What's the problem with that? These guys should all want those things and be willing to work as hard as it takes to get it.

+1

And if they played as hard as the Cardinals do they'd have a chance at accomplishing them!

February 24, 2014  04:47 PM ET

The article listed Rizzo as home grown talent with Castillio, Castro and Barney. Actually Rizzio was acquired from SD in a trade 2 years ago.

February 24, 2014  05:25 PM ET

I like his attitude, but as a Cub fan i'd be happy if he ever even makes an AS game

 
February 24, 2014  07:09 PM ET

If they don't know who is homegrown, what else are they lacking??? K-Mart has a special on gold gloves...

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