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.
Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez

What the St. Louis Cardinals need to do to make it to the postseason

After missing the playoffs for three straight years, the St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Central and made it as far as the NLCS in...
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry

Is Stephen Curry the greatest Golden State Warrior of all time?

Since being drafted seventh overall by the Golden State Warriors in 2009, Davidson star Stephen Curry took a few years to get going. But once...
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James on the court against the Clippers.

LISTEN: LeBron James jersey won’t include social movement messages

The rest of the 2020 NBA season will be dedicated to social justice movements. This isn't out of the ordinary as LeBron James has been...
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

LISTEN: NBA jersey battle between US Senator and ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski

Adrian "Woj" Wojnarowski is the one of the most-respected NBA writers for ESPN. His frequent behind-the-scenes scoops and his ability to announce major deals before...
Warriors Stephen Curry goes up against Lakers' LeBron James

Reasonable expectations for the Golden State Warriors in 2021: Will they make the NBA...

The Golden State Warriors dynasty was one of the most impressive in recent history: the franchise won three championships in five years. Now after 2019,...
WNBA Mystics Elena Delle Donne

LISTEN: Why the Washington Mystics should pay Elena Delle Donne

Elena Delle Donne is one of the WNBA's best players. Since entering the WNBA in 2013, the 30-year-old Delle Donne is a six-time All-Star and...
St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Flaherty during workouts at Busch Stadium.

Can St. Louis Cardinals star Jack Flaherty remain the ace?

Coming into the 2019 MLB season, 24-year-old Jack Flaherty was projected to be a good pitcher. But no one expected the St. Louis Cardinals hurler...
Warriors' Klay Thompson during game against the Heat.

What to expect from Warriors star Klay Thompson when he returns

The Golden State Warriors struck gold after drafting Klay Thompson with the 11th pick in 2011. Since then, Thompson has been a durable and instrumental...
Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez

Who Should Replace Jordan Hicks as the St. Louis Cardinals Closer?

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks has enthralled legions of MLB fans. From his 104 mph sinker to a 103 mph fastball with incredible movement,...
Lakers LeBron James Anthony Davis NBA Playoffs

What are the Los Angeles Lakers’ biggest playoff weaknesses?

Prior to the postponement of the NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers were riding high as the best team in the West. The four-month break...
Draymond Green could one day be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame

Is Draymond Green a lock for the NBA Hall of Fame?

The Golden State Warriors could not have won three NBA championships in the last five years without Draymond Green. That much is a fact. His...
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes during NFL game against the Broncos

LISTEN: Patrick Mahomes’ $500 million contract ‘is asburd’

Can you believe the insane contract that Patrick Mahomes II got from the Kansas City Chiefs! $500 million gives Mahomes the ability to water ski...
Michigan forward Isaiah Livers

The Awareness Podcast: How Sports Can Negatively Impact A Student-Athlete’s Mental Health

Hello, my name is Jarrod Castillo and I graduated from USC. I decided to do my Master's Thesis on how sports can negatively impact a...
Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt against the Brewers

Who should be the DH for the 2020 St. Louis Cardinals?

After coming to an agreement with the players association, MLB has introduced a few rule changes for the 60-game 2020 season. Perhaps none of them...
Warriors Andrew Wiggins against the Clippers.

What should the Golden State Warriors do with Andrew Wiggins?

After trading away D'Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins, the Golden State Warriors have to decide what to do with the Wiggins moving forward. Now the...
Addison Russell is signing with a KBO team

Former MLB All-Star Addison Russell Heads to KBO

The Kiwoom Heroes have agreed to sign former major league shortstop and second baseman Addison Russell for the rest of the 2020 KBO season.
KBO star Roberto Ramos

Top KBO Players primed to make it to MLB in the near future

Considering a lack of MLB-level baseball on T.V., the KBO League (KBO) has done its best to fill the baseball-shaped hole in fans' hearts.
Jeremy Lin Linsanity

Jeremy Lin: Why it’s time for ‘Linsanity’ to make an NBA return

After taking a year off from the NBA, it's time for Jeremy Lin and "Linsanity" to make a return back stateside in the league where...
Michael Jordan holds the MVP trophy and coach Phil Jackson holds the championship trophy after the Bulls beat the Jazz to win their sixth title in 1998

Jordan vs. LeBron: Who’s the NBA’s G.O.A.T. in terms of cultural impact?

Whenever anyone talks about the Greatest of all Time (G.O.A.T.) conversation in the NBA, it's either LeBron James or Michael Jordan. They're both great players...
Tim Duncan

The five best defensive centers of all time

The last entry in the series, this list looks at the best defensive centers in NBA history. To recap, Jason Kidd was the best defensive...

The five best defensive power forwards of all time

As part of the series, this list looks at the best defensive power forwards in NBA history. In case you missed it, Jason Kidd was...

The five best defensive small forwards of all time

A continuation of the series, this list focuses specifically the best defensive on small forwards. Like the previous two lists, players are only selected if...

The five best defensive NBA shooting guards of all time

In the last entry, we focused on the five best defensive NBA point guards of all time. In case you missed it, Jason Kidd was...
Cardinals hat during MLB game against the Braves

2020 St. Louis Cardinals: How Much Higher Can These Redbirds Soar?

After a successful run back to the postseason in 2019, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking to soar higher in 2020 with largely the same...