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.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:31:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Justin Grimm pitched a scoreless seventh inning during the Cubs' 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Aug. 29. The outing extended his scoreless inning steak to 15.
Fantasy Tip: Grimm owns high-end ratios for the season, and he can help in the majority of seasonal formats. He is locked into a high-leverage role with the Cubs and also has two wins and three saves for the season. Don't overlook how beneficial a 1.17 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and a 12.4 K/9 can be in boosting your rotation's numbers.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:05:53 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Justin Grimm recorded the final out against the New York Mets to pick up his first save of the season Wednesday, July 1.
Fantasy Tip: Although Chicago has been using a committee to close games, don't read too much into Grimm's performance Wednesday. The game went 11 innings, and it is unlikely Grimm will see many save chances under normal situations.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:14:10 -0700
Chicago Cubs RPs Neil Ramirez and Justin Grimm will remain in the bullpen next season, according to executive Theo Epstein.
Fri, 02 May 2014 11:50:29 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras (oblique) is scheduled to start his rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee very soon, but it's unknown if he'll return as the team's closer when he's ready. RP Hector Rondon has emerged as a closer candidate with Veras out, and the other options are RPs Pedro Strop and Justin Grimm.
Fantasy Tip: Veras doesn't belong on a mixed league roster right now unless you're using him up in a DL spot. When he's ready to return, he'll probably have to prove that he deserves a shot in the ninth inning again and by then, one of the other relievers on roster may have staked a claim.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:52:31 -0800
The Chicago Cubs could still look to add to their stable of starting pitchers, but they've made it clear they won't go for one of the big remaining free-agent pitchers on the market, including free-agent SP Matt Garza (Rangers). Ps Justin Grimm, Kyle Hendricks and Chris Rusin could be candidates to compete for a rotation spot if nobody else is added. The Cubs also will not re-sign Scott Baker. Free-agent SPs Paul Maholm (Braves) and Jason Hammel (Orioles) have been linked to Chicago.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:27:41 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have liked what they have seen out of P Justin Grimm since he came over from the Texas Rangers. The Cubs put him in the bullpen, where he has prospered, so the team may leave him in relief for 2014.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:02:04 -0700
The Chicago Cubs recalled Ps Justin Grimm, J.C. Boscan, Zach Rosscup and Brooks Raley from Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 3, and designated OF Dave Sappelt for assignment in a corresponding move.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:26:15 -0700
The Chicago Cubs traded SP Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers Monday, July 22, in exchange for 3B Mike Olt, SP Justin Grimm, P C.J. Edwards and a player to be named.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:52:02 -0700
Texas Rangers P Justin Grimm (forearm) threw a light bullpen session Friday, July 19, and believes he is ready to return to the team. He will be used as a long reliever when he ready to pitch again.