Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:57:38 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Dan Straily was optioned to Triple-A Iowa Sunday, Aug. 17.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:09:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Dan Straily was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to start against the New York Mets Saturday, Aug. 16, because the team is in a stretch where they play 20 games in 20 days. As a result, manager Rick Renteria wanted to give the other members of the starting rotation an extra day of rest.
Fantasy Tip: Straily is a decent streaming option against the Mets and could remain in the rotation beyond Saturday's game with a solid outing.
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.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:48:09 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Dan Straily will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa to start Saturday, Aug. 16, against the New York Mets.
Fantasy Tip: Straily hasn't allowed an earned run in his last three games with Iowa. He has already flashed his potential at the highest level, and the Mets aren't a daunting matchup. Consider streaming Straily Saturday, and he is in play in daily games, if priced right.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:19:32 -0700
Chicago Cubs SPs Tsuyoshi Wada and Dan Straily are options to fill in the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:10:32 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Dan Straily will make his debut with the organization, pitching for Triple-A Iowa Monday, July 7.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubs' rotation is in flux, and Straily could join the team soon, especially if he has a strong start tonight. He has NL-only value and could warrant a speculative add in deeper mixed formats, due to his high-strikeout potential.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:53:52 -0700
The Chicago Cubs will send SP Dan Straily to Triple-A Iowa after acquiring him from the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: Owners may want to hold off on adding him in their NL-only or deep mixed leagues because it is not known how long he will be in the minors. Owners could add him and stash him on the bench while they wait for him to join the Cubs
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:12:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics have acquired SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, SP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:10:06 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have traded SPs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, SP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.
Fantasy Tip: Straily likely will be added to the Cubs starting rotation and should be an option for NL-only leagues. He could also be an option for owners in deeper mixed leagues.