Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:31:34 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jacob Turner could be a candidate to be the starting pitcher Tuesday, Aug. 26, even though he pitched two innings Thursday, Aug. 21. Turner said he believes he could pitch five innings if he gets the start.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:48:29 -0700
Chicago Cubs SPs Dan Straily, Felix Doubront and Jacob Turner will get opportunities to pitch in September, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubs have a bevy of end-of-rotation starters they would like to audition. Fantasy owners will want to monitor how the Cubs approach their rotation in September. Keeper/dynasty owners should also take note. A nice option for 2015 may emerge.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:02:41 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson did not receive a heart-warming endorsement from manager Rick Renteria Thursday, Aug. 14, when Renteria was asked if Jackson would remain in the starting rotation. The Cubs are recalling SP Dan Straily to pitch Saturday, Aug. 16, and recently-acquired SP Jacob Turner threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Jackson Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubs have options, especially now that they recalled Straily. Jackson has the worst ERA of any pitcher qualified for the ERA title, making him unworthy of a roster spot in all formats. If Straily or Turner were to take Jackson's spot in the rotation, either would be worth a speculative add in NL-only formats and potentially in some deep mixed leagues.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:25:37 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jacob Turner will pitch out of the bullpen for the time being after being activated Sunday, Aug. 10. He went 4-7 with a 5.97 ERA in 20 outings (12 starts) for the Miami Marlins this year.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubs took a chance on Turner, who was a former top prospect for the Fish. As long as he's pitching out of the bullpen, though, he won't have any fantasy value. He could find himself starting a few games before the season is over, though, so keep him on your radar in NL leagues.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:00:17 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have activated SP Jacob Turner to the 25-man roster. In a corresponding move, P Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:50:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jacob Turner will be added to the team's 25-man roster.
Fantasy Tip: Turner has struggled in 2014, however he is still worth a flier in NL-only formats and deep keeper/dynasty formats. In other leagues, take a wait-and-see approach. Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio could get Turner on track to be a nice sleeper next season.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:05:14 -0700
The Miami Marlins acquired Ps Tyler Bremer and Jose Arias from the Chicago Cubs Friday, Aug. 8, in exchange for SP Jacob Turner.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:40:55 -0700
The Chicago Cubs acquired SP Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins Friday, Aug. 8, in exchange for two Low Class A pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: Turner, who's only 23 still, was once considered a top pitching prospect when the Marlins traded for him. He struggled in Miami's organization, though, and he hasn't shown the dominance in the bigs that we've expected from him. However, he's young and isn't a lost cause. He's a fine post-hype prospect to speculate on if he wins a rotation spot next year.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:16:26 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner was claimed by the Chicago Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubbies and Marlins must now try to work out a trade for Turner. The Cubs are a decent landing spot for Turner, and a place where he could find himself in the starting rotation before the end of the season.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:44:49 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner has been claimed by a National League team, and he is likely to be traded, according to a source. Turner can't be pulled back without going on irrevocable waivers.