I think everyone is pretty excited about the futures of Castro and Rizzo. There seems to be a pretty safe bet that Jorge Soler will be the real deal as well, and a lot of excitement surrounding Baez and Almora.
My question is: Out of Jackson and Castillo, who do you think has a better chance of making an impact for our franchise? Or do you think neither of them, or both of them will make an impact?
Theo and Jed are getting a lot of praise from around the league at how they are building the Cubs. I like what I'm seeing... but I do think Jackson and Castillo could be the keys in whether or not we contend by 2014 or later. If they both turn into solid players and prove they can be a part of our core, we could then spend all of our money on pitching, one outfielder, and 3rd base and put together a really solid team. Sveum says Jackson has changed his swing this offeason. Castillo is kind of an unknown. In a small sample size last year, he put up the 10th best OPS among catchers in baseball. What do you guys think?