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Cubs | Two Cubs avoid arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:34:43 -0800

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon and RP Travis Wood avoided arbitration by signing one-year deals Friday, Jan. 15. Rondon landed $4.2 million, and Wood tallied $6.17 million.

Fantasy Tip: Rondon had a breakout season, mostly as their closer, with 30 saves, a 1.67 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He's a solid RP2. Wood turned into a shutdown reliever last season after allowing a .423 batting average after 46 pitches as a starter. He's an NL-only option for his 10.55 K/9.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta to be tendered

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:46:10 -0800

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta is expected to be tendered a contract by the deadline Wednesday, Dec. 2. SP Travis Wood, RPs Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm, Ryan Cook and Rex Brothers and OF Chris Coghlan are also expected to be tendered. Arrieta will be a free agent after the 2017 season, and the Cubs are interested in a long-term deal.

Fantasy Tip: After Arrieta's Cy Young season in 2015, he'll surely be very expensive in fantasy baseball drafts next spring. He has now risen to the elite level of starting pitchers, and you'll have to spend an early round pick to secure him.

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Cubs | Hector Rondon earns save Friday

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:10:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon earned his 18th save of the season in 21 opportunities against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Aug. 7. He tossed 1 2/3 hitless innings with one walk and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like the Cubs may have finally found a reliable closer. Rondon has recorded saves in each of his last six appearances and has successfully converted his last nine save opportunities. He should be owned in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Hector Rondon flourishing again in ninth

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:33:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon allowed one hit and struck out one batter without allowing a run in the ninth inning of the Cubs' 4-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to earn his 15th save of the season Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Rondon has now converted the save in each of the Cubs last three games, and it appears he is back in the closer role. Over his past 29 appearances and 28 innings, Rondon has a 0.32 ERA with 24 strikeouts, and it was a bit surprising he lost closing duties to begin with. He isn't the most secure closer in the league, but he pitches for a team that'll provide plenty of opportunities. Rondon should be owned in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Jason Motte earns another save

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:43:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Jason Motte earned his second save of the season over the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, June 22, but he allowed a run on two hits (one home run) in an inning of work. Both RPs Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon pitched scoreless innings before Motte was used.

Fantasy Tip: Joe Maddon is clearly going with a closer-by-committee right now that includes Rondon, Motte and Strop, and you should consider them fantasy-relevant in that order. Rafael Soriano's presence on the major league roster after the All-Star break could further complicate the picture.

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Cubs | Hector Rondon shuts door

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:19:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon recorded the save Saturday, June 20.

Fantasy Tip: It was his first save in nine days, and he looks to be firmly in the closing mix. We're just not ready to anoint him the closer again.

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Cubs | Hector Rondon earns the save

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:30:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon picked up his 11th save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, June 11.

Fantasy Tip: Pedro Strop and Jason Motte have both earned saves in recent days, and it remains to be seen if Rondon has regained the closer's role and will handle the ninth inning exclusively going forward. Hang on to Rondon if you are searching for saves, but don't be surprised if the Cubs use a committee approach to some degree.

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Cubs | Pedro Strop was unavailable Sunday

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 10:15:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop, who secured the save over the Washington Nationals Saturday, June 6, was unavailable to pitch in a save situation Sunday, June 7, so RP Jason Motte recorded the save. RP Hector Rondon has temporarily been removed from the closer role by manager Joe Maddon, and he pitched the "less stressful" eighth inning Sunday. "I'll just wait till that day," said Maddon, who more than once employed a closer-by-committee approach while managing in Tampa Bay. "I'm not opposed to that method, either." Motte said he's comfortable pitching in any role, and after a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he's throwing harder than ever before.

Fantasy Tip: Closer-by-committees are always hard to judge for fantasy owners trying to nail down saves. Rondon should be kept in all leagues, since Maddon seems open to handing the job back to him. However, both Strop and Motte deserve attention from those scrounging for saves in all formats, too, with Strop probably more deserving as your first target.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Gordon Wittenmyer

Cubs | Hector Rondon out of closer role

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 07:57:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon is no longer the team's designated closer as manager Joe Maddon said the last three innings were no longer defined. RPs Pedro Strop and Jason Motte recorded saves over the weekend.

Fantasy Tip: If Rondon is being given a breather, Strop has better stuff than Motte. Motte has never regained the upper-90's gas he had before Tommy John surgery and is hittable. Pick up Strop if you're save speculating.

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Cubs | Hector Rondon used in eighth

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 18:53:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth inning in a 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals Sunday, June 7.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Joe Maddon had said that Rondon could be used in low-pressure situation while he works out his recent issues, and it looks like that is the plan for the time being. He is worth hanging on to for now, but expect a committee approach of some sort in the ninth inning for now.

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