Should Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro play all 162 games again this season?

Manager Dale Sveum has the definitive view on the topic.

"When you're thinking about winning the division by one game or getting in the wild card by one game and give those guys too many days off and you lose that one game (it's not good)," Sveum said on Tuesday. "That's the mentality that goes into it. Guys play the game, if they're not hurt they play."

Castro played in all 162 games last season so it stands to reason Sveum will send him out there for all of them again. But is it a good idea?

"Castro has come a long way in his development," Sveum said. "He had to develop more in the big leagues than other guys do. Sometimes we forget that. Hopefully a lot of those errors that come about from young players come from lack of concentration. Those are the things we have to get rid of. We gradually did that last year. That's the next level we have to get to, where those are very minimal."

But couldn't a case be made that a day off for a young player can help reduce those mental mistakes? The season is a grind. Knowing there's a day in the near future to rest mind and body might not be a bad thing. But that's not how Sveum grew up in the game.