Starlin Castro - Chicago Cubs

Chicago's beloved baseball season at long last kicks off today! And the 2014 season could be a historic one for the Chicago Cubs. This is the 100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field, and the organization has a summer-long party planned in the stadium’s honor. From giveaways remembering historic people and events in its history to concerts and food specials, 2014 will be a year to remember on the north side of town.

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On the field, the Cubs have been one of the more intriguing teams since the end of the 2013 campaign. The team’s top prospect – shortstop Javier Baez – is one of the most talked about players in baseball and could be playing at Wrigley Field soon. However, 24-year-old two-time All-Star Starlin Castro is already playing short for the Cubs, which will continue to stir debate this year.

Youngsters Anthony Rizzo and Mike Olt will lead a rejuvenated batting order for the Cubs this year, with outfielders Junior Lake and Nate Schierholtz looking to add to the offense as well. 

On the mound, Jeff Samardzija returns as the ace of the staff with 2013 All-Star Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson helping bolster the rotation. Some new faces will add depth to the bullpen as the Cubs start matriculating talented prospects to the big leagues.

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