Jarrod Castillo

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A multi-award winning, up-and-coming sports journalist in Southern California, I am a big fan of the Golden State Warriors, St. Louis Cardinals (go figure) and anything pertaining to Long Beach State.
Best NBA Players in 2020 - Changing of the guard

Best NBA Players in 2020 – Playoffs Edition Update

BEST NBA PLAYERS: Now that the big three and super-team era seemingly in the rear-view mirror with the Golden State Warriors' loss in the 2019...
Blazers star Damian Lillard against the Clippers in Orlando

LISTEN: If Damian Lillard wants to win, C.J. McCollum has to go

Damian Lillard is one of the best point guards in the NBA. There is no question about that. His backcourt mate, C.J. McCollum, is also...

A look back on the Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Championship run

The Golden State Warriors had been known as an organization of futility. After making the playoffs in 1994, the Warriors made the playoffs just once...
Cardinals hat during Spring Training against the Yankees

What should the St. Louis Cardinals do regarding the 2020 MLB season?

The 2020 MLB season is close to being a lost one for the St. Louis Cardinals. Coming in with high hopes after reaching the NLCS...
James Harden and Russell Westbrook against the Celtics

LISTEN: Chucking up threes and shooting bricks is not NBA basketball

In 2015, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship through the power of incredible three-point shooting and playing an uptempo style of basketball. Since...
Memphis center James Wiseman during game against Christian Brothers

Should the Golden State Warriors draft a center or a guard this offseason?

After a horrid 2019-20 NBA season, the Golden State Warriors are retooling for the 2020-21 season. With a healthy core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson...
Lakers' Rajon Rondo against the Memphis Grizzlies

LISTEN: Sorry Lakers fans, Magic can’t help LA’s point guard problems

After six years of mediocrity, the Los Angeles Lakers are finally back in the playoffs. The Lakers snagged the first seed, the first since 2009-10...
Warriors-Dragan-Bender-goes-up-for-shot-against-Wizards

Why the Golden State Warriors need to keep Dragan Bender

Dragan Bender was a scintillating player overseas. However, his career hasn't panned out and the Golden State Warriors could be his last shot in the...
USMNT Christian Pulisic against Jamaica during Gold Cup

LISTEN: American wunderkind Christian Pulisic is just ‘good’

At only 21 years old, Christian Pulisic has made his claim as perhaps the greatest American men's soccer player. A quick look through his accomplishments...
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson

Projecting Klay Thompson’s stats for the next five years with the Warriors

Golden State Warriors guard Klay hompson was one of the NBA's most durable players. After fighting through injuries and posting gaudy states nearly every night,...
The Knicks hired Tom Thibodeau to be their next head coach

LISTEN: Yikes, the New York Knicks hired Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau is one of the more sought-after coaches in the NBA. His focus on the defensive end is unmatched and his defensive schemes ...
MLB COVID-19

LISTEN: MLB should keep moving forward in the face of COVID

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLBPA were at odds throughout the year regarding finances for the 2020 MLB season. However, both sides were able...
St. Louis Cardinals

What positive COVID-19 tests mean for the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB

As more members of the St. Louis Cardinals test positive for COVID-19, this leaves the organization and MLB in a tough spot. But, it seems...
May 28, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives a fan after defeating the Houston Rockets in game seven of the Western conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

How Warriors star Stephen Curry can win another NBA MVP before he retires

Stephen Curry is synonymous with great shooting and the Golden State Warriors. Together, they have been incredibly successful, even as the Warriors star begins to...
San Antonio Spurs

LISTEN: The San Antonio Spurs will not be spurred from the playoffs

Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are the embodiment of success in the NBA. Since the 1997-98 season, the Spurs have made it to...
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty

The St. Louis Cardinals first two series – here’s why not to panic

The St. Louis Cardinals played their first five games – three at home and two on the road – this past week. Considering how extremely competitive...
Warriors' Draymond Green argues with officials during Lakers game

The Golden State Warriors should keep Draymond Green – no matter what

The Golden State Warriors' dynasty was built on good draft picks, smart free-agent signings and trades. More than anything, if the Warriors didn't draft Stephen...
Cardinals closer Kwang-Hyun Kim

How did Kwang-Hyun Kim do as the St. Louis Cardinals’ new closer?

As one of the St. Louis Cardinals' main offseason acquisitions, Kwang-Hyun Kim didn't necessarily have a defined role. However as Opening Day crept closer, manager...
Warriors Andrew Wiggins against the Clippers.

What the Golden State Warriors needs to address this offseason

The Golden State Warriors have been the envy of the NBA the last five years. After a horrible 2020 season, the Warriors need to address...
Pistons Derrick Rose

LISTEN: Why Derrick Rose deserved Mookie Betts/Patrick Mahomes money

Derrick Rose was next in the line of Chicago Bulls greats. In his first three seasons, he was a two-time All-Star and the youngest MVP...
Walt Disney World in Orlando

LISTEN: Live NBA games are back in Orlando! Sort of…

NBA games have been suspended since March 11 after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Gobert was the first professional athlete in...
Mar 25, 2018; Dunedin, FL, USA; A view of the Blue Jays logo on an official Majestic game jersey during a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

LISTEN: Blue Jays left twisting in the cold Canadian wind

The 2020 MLB season started on July 23. Apart from empty stadiums and COVID-19-related fears, most teams didn't really have much to worry about when...
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Steve Kerr NBA Finals

Can the Golden State Warriors reach the NBA Finals in 2021?

The Golden State Warriors played the 2019-2020 NBA season with a skeleton crew of sorts as none of the main championship cogs played more than...
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr

Is Steve Kerr one of the greatest coaches in NBA history?

Steve Kerr has been a head coach for five seasons. But in those five years, he's won countless accolades and played an integral role in...