Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby Careless » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:57 pm

Just want to say farewell and GL to Castro. He had some good years as a Cub.
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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby seanimal » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:42 pm

cerebrally, i'm pretty good with this trade. emotionally... it's complicated. he just had that "kid at heart" thing going on that made him endearing and even when he was not good, there was always a strong instinct to pull for him and hope for the best. that probably won't ever go away

i was trying to think of my favorite moment of his from this past season. there's some good ones, but i keep coming back to one that perfectly represents his insuppressible goofiness with his penchant for the dramatic; that game against pittsburg in april when he got something in his eye, froze the pitcher, made some hilarious facial gestures, stepped back in the box, and won the game with a walk-off hit. that [expletive] was so hilarious and awesome and i just don't think any player before or after could dose out that combination of emotions so naturally and effortlessly
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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:52 pm

seanimal wrote:cerebrally, i'm pretty good with this trade. emotionally... it's complicated. he just had that "kid at heart" thing going on that made him endearing and even when he was not good, there was always a strong instinct to pull for him and hope for the best. that probably won't ever go away

i was trying to think of my favorite moment of his from this past season. there's some good ones, but i keep coming back to one that perfectly represents his insuppressible goofiness with his penchant for the dramatic; that game against pittsburg in april when he got something in his eye, froze the pitcher, made some hilarious facial gestures, stepped back in the box, and won the game with a walk-off hit. that [expletive] was so hilarious and awesome and i just don't think any player before or after could dose out that combination of emotions so naturally and effortlessly


Wasn't that actually in Pittsburgh? I remember it not being one of his walkoffs, but it was the go-ahead RBI he drove in they they ended up winning off of.

Either way, it was great.
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Postby David » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:01 am

Yah. It was in Pittsburgh. Pretty sure it was the same series he almost killed that lady but maybe not since we went there a million times early.
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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby Duke Silver » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:20 am

Starlin imitating Bryant on the throw over to Rizzo was hilarious.

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Postby yanrslatr » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:35 am

Duke Silver wrote:Starlin imitating Bryant on the throw over to Rizzo was hilarious.


that's my favorite moment. the look on rizzo's face was priceless.

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Postby Splendid Splinter » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:56 am

The jumping uppercut after they won a game (can't remember which one it was) was pretty great

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Postby Andy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:21 am

I wonder if they'll retire the helmet rub

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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:26 am

I wonder how his personality will play in The No Fun Yankees clubhouse
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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby ConstableRabbit » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:49 pm

I love goofy Starlin but let's not forget The Castro Game® including his lean back monster shot pimp job and curtain call, against StL in a pennant race no less.
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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby Bull » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:07 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:I love goofy Starlin but let's not forget The Castro Game® including his lean back monster shot pimp job and curtain call, against StL in a pennant race no less.

I was at that game. **sniff**

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Postby Rondon Fan » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:25 am

Splendid Splinter wrote:The jumping uppercut after they won a game (can't remember which one it was) was pretty great


It was after Jake's no-hitter.

David wrote:Yah. It was in Pittsburgh. Pretty sure it was the same series he almost killed that lady but maybe not since we went there a million times early.


Yep. I was at both those games. Starlin also hit a monster homer to center in the same game he had the GW hit. Good times.
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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:27 am

I'll never forget that one game in June against the Twins when he let a ball go through his legs with two outs and the bases loaded and then that other runner scored from second while Castro had his back turned.

It just made you love him for being human.

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Postby UMFan83 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:30 am

Lets also not forget he caught the final out on a soft liner to end the Cubs first playoff win in 12 seasons in Pittsburgh. The way he causually snapped his glove closed was awesome.

I'm so happy he got to play a playoffs with the Cubs. Although we didn't know it at the time, it was a fitting bookend to his Cubs career after so many years of struggle as a team. Also he got to hit a game tying HR in game 3 which was sweet.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:29 pm

This was a very smart trade by the Cubs.
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Postby BigbadB » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:24 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:This was a very smart trade by the Cubs.


What kind of booze did you have stashed in your office desk today to already be this drunk with happiness?

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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby Bull » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:12 am

David wrote:http://m.mlb.com/video/v535210283/warren-on-learning-he-was-traded-while-on-vacation/?query=cubs

He sounds enthused!

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Re: Starlin Traded to Yankees for Adam Warren & Brendan Ryan

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:08 am

I heard it as "vacation in St. Louis" and I felt so, so bad for him.
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