Chicago's most intriguing offseason acquisition?
Two players the Cubs are counting on to have big comeback seasons are Biggest Loser wannabes
After turning heads in the Arizona Fall League, the 20-year-old shortstop made a big impression in Mesa -- Piniella called Castro's spring "phenomenal" -- as he hit .423 before being assigned to minor league camp. Castro is a very good defender and possesses above average speed, and scouts believe he'll eventually develop more power to complement his high average. He'll start the year in Triple-A Iowa but count on him as a big part of Chicago's 2011 rebuilding effort, if there is one.
Cubs fans, keep the Dramamine close. Chicago's 'pen, which ranked 11th in the league last year in ERA, now features three rookies. The Cubs began the spring thinking closer
The left-hander has had an outstanding spring by all accounts and has been one of the few bright spots in camp, but the Cubs have decided to go with