Chicago Cubs news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:35:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Dan Haren confirmed that he plans to retire from baseball after the postseason. "I have no desire to pitch next year," Haren said. "That was it for me. If I have to pitch in the postseason, I will be ready, for sure. I feel actually really good with where I'm at. My stuff's been pretty crisp. But if I don't pitch in the postseason, that's it." Haren reached 30 starts, double-digit wins and at least 175 innings in each of the last 11 seasons.
Fantasy Tip: Haren ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is highly unlikely to have a spot in the rotation if the Cubs advance past the wild-card game this Wednesday. He could pitch out of the bullpen if he makes the playoff roster, but he won't be usable on FantasyScore.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:37:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is 8-for-18 with two home runs and 10 RBIs over the past week. FantasyScore owners should take advantage of his hot bat and add him to their lineups.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:32:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) went 3-for-4 against Milwaukee Saturday, but had just one hit in 21 at-bats prior to that. Better outfield options are available in FantasyScore for that price.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:20:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ross ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has collected just one hit in his last 16 at-bats and is not a great FantasyScore catching option.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 12:18:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has just one hit in his last 21 at-bats and is not a recommended starting option in FantasyScore for now.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:23:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There are two games left in the season for Lucroy ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) to receive the starting nod, but he has only started once since Tuesday, Sept. 8, so the odds appear low he'll return to the starting lineup in either.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:29:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: La Stella ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is nothing more than a low-end flier for FantasyScore contests Friday. He has a .263/.328/.404 slash line with three runs, one home run and 10 RBI. Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has only started two of the past seven games, so seasonal owners might want to add an everyday player for the weekend.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:20:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hammel ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) has struggled later in the year, and he owns a 6.46 ERA in September after posting a 4.88 ERA in August. His overall numbers are still solid, but they are also misleading. He is a risky option at FantasyScore the rest of the way.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:13:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has eight RBI over the past two games after managing just two RBI in his first 22 games with the Cubs. His production is likely to fall back off soon, but if you are going to gamble on him at FantasyScore, now is the time.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:06:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has played sparingly this season, but he hit .284 with 14 homers (twice as many as against righties) from 2012-2014 against left-handers like John Lamb. Denorfia is a very marginal basement play on FantasyScore.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:05:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A-Jax ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has a .375-1-7 line in 16 at-bats the last week. Those were his only RBIs in his .226 month of September. Lefty John Lamb is a good matchup for him as he is hitting .282 against lefties this year. He's a solid choice on FantasyScore in the lower levels.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:04:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) tailed off with a .206-4-7 September, and he's hitting just .148 against lefties. Lefty John Lamb opposes him today, and he's at a large FantasyScore price for his recent slump.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:04:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castro ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) had an insane .426-5-20 line in September and is well worth the midrange grab on FantasyScore against lefty John Lamb.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:58:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since returning from a DL stint, Soler ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has hit three home runs and driven in five runs in nine games this month. He makes for an under-the-radar value pick on FantasyScore tonight against DeSclafani.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:42:10 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler and C Miguel Montero are not in the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 30. OF Austin Jackson is starting in center field and batting second, while C David Ross is catching and hitting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani.
Fantasy Tip: Ross ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is a defense-first player that isn't a smart buy on a day with a full slate of games. Jackson ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has hit only .195 (11-for-57) with no homers and two RBI in 24 games for the Cubbies, but he could be a sleeper pick that pays off against a hittable pitcher in a favorable lineup spot tonight.
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