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Cubs | Tommy Hunter picks up save

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:16:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Tommy Hunter recorded the final two outs of a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to log a save in his team debut Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Hector Rondon is the primary closer, but he was likely unavailable after pitching the previous three days. Jason Motte then faltered in the ninth, opening the door for Hunter. Keep an eye on the situation, but there is a chance Hunter could earn some save chances on days Rondon can't pitch.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo homers again

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:08:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo homered for the fourth straight game, finishing 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) started slow after the All-Star break, but he has nine RBI and five runs scored during his homer streak. Until he cools off, keep paying for him at FantasyScore.

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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 Hammel continues MIL mastery

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:57:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel picked up his seventh straight win over the Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-1 win Friday, July 31. It was Hammel's first victory in two months. He allowed a run on six hits over 5 2-3 innings to beat the Brewers for the second time this season and improve to 6-5 overall.

Fantasy Tip: Hammel ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) improved to 7-0 in nine starts against Milwaukee and picked up his first victory since June 6. You won't get starts like this very often from Hammel, but he has a 5-3 record and 3.17 ERA away from Wrigley Field.

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Cubs | Dan Haren will start next week

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:44:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Dan Haren will make his first start with the club next week against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with it most likely being Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Haren ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) posted a 3.42 ERA over 129 innings with a 6.1 K/9 for Miami this season. So while his lack of strikeouts limit his upside, Haren has kept hitters in check with veteran savvy and stands as a serviceable No. 2 starter for FantasyScore players in favorable matchups. The Pirates don't exactly qualify, though.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales


Cubs | Dodgers moving Alex Wood to the Cubs?

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:11:01 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Alex Wood is being included in trade negotiations with the Chicago Cubs, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: This would be a shocking move, as Wood just landed with Los Angeles Thursday, July 30. Continue to check back for updates, but regardless of whether Wood stays with the Dodgers or is dealt to the Cubs, it should be viewed as an upgrade on starting for the Braves.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman


Cubs | Chicago has interest in Carlos Carrasco

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:02:11 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is drawing interest from the Chicago Cubs as they look to upgrade their starting pitching at the trade deadline. Carrasco has 140 strikeouts in 127 1/3 innings this year and is living up to his prospect hype. He's also signed through 2018 with two team options for 2019 and 2020, which makes him more attractive.

Fantasy Tip: Now that the Cubs have traded for Dan Haren, it seems unlikely that they'd also go after Carrasco ($7,200, 14.4% of cap), who is coveted by other teams, too. Carrasco could see his fantasy value boosted if he is traded to a contender. Stay tuned.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales


Cubs | Dan Haren traded to Cubs

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:43:26 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Dan Haren was traded to the Chicago Cubs Friday, July 31, in exchange for two minor league players.

Fantasy Tip: Haren ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) should slide into Chicago's rotation as the No. 5 starter after this move. The veteran righty isn't striking out many batters (6.1 K/9), but he was serviceable for the Fish with a 3.42 ERA in 21 starts (129 innings), and he can be a dependable matchup play on FantasyScore at a cheap price, especially now that he'll have a better offense backing him.

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Cubs | Tyson Ross a target for Cubs

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:18:15 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross remains a trade target of the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Ross ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) would be leaving a very pitching-friendly environment at Petco Park for the friendly confines of Wrigley. A potential move to Chicago could be seen to slightly negatively affect his fantasy value, but he'd also be pitching for a better offensive squad.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Phil Rogers


Cubs | Miguel Montero expected to rehab

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:02:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (thumb) is expected to go on a rehab assignment, according to manager Joe Maddon Thursday, July 30, despite the fact that Montero doesn't want to do that.

Fantasy Tip: Montero ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) was hitting .230, with 10 home runs, 19 runs scored and 32 RBI before sustaining an injury. FantasyScore owners will need to see some positive results upon his eventual return before investing.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Miguel Montero says he is ready to return

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:59:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero (thumb) said his medical exam went well Thursday, July 30, and he is ready to play and will not require a rehab assignment. He will catch bullpens Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Montero ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is extremely optimistic, but it doesn't mean the Cubs will rush him off the disabled list. There also are some potential playing time concerns for Montero, as Kyle Schwarber ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has been tearing the cover off the ball whenever given an opportunity. This is a situation to monitor, but Montero's seasonal value is on the decline.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales


Cubs | Jorge Soler enjoys facing Jimmy Nelson

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:28:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler has a .417 batting average (5-for-12) with three doubles and a home run over his career against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson. Nelson is starting against Chicago Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: Past success isn't a direct indicator of future success, especially with such a small sample size. However, Soler ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been showing signs of busting out, and he won't break the bank at FantasyScore. He is worth considering if his price fits your lineup assembly strategy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Kyle Schwarber starting in left field again

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:24:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is starting in left field and batting second against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson Thursday, July 30.

Fantasy Tip: It will be Schwarber's ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) third appearance and second start in the outfield this season, and while adding the eligibility won't be a fantasy difference maker, proving he can handle the position will help him obtain at-bats. His bat is tough to keep out of the lineup at this point, as he owns a .357/.446/.589 slash line over 65 plate appearances. He is a high-end catcher option in all fantasy formats, including FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Kris Bryant receives night off vs. Brewers

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:14:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 30. OF Chris Coghlan is filling in at third base and batting third against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) is due for a night off, and he hasn't been at his best in July with a .176/.276/.385 slash line. Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), meanwhile, has picked up his play over the past 50 games (38 starts) and boasts a .291/.395/.444 slash line with 20 runs, four home runs, 13 RBI and five stolen bases. He is a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests Thursday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Starlin Castro being aggressively shopped

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:35:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is being aggressively included in trade negotiations, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Castro's ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) Jekyll and Hyde act has been a hindrance to his value for fantasy owners and the Cubs. Still, the 25-year-old shortstop already has 937 hits at the major league level and owns a .279 career batting average. He'll never significantly tip the scales in the speed and power columns, but it would be foolish to write off Castro this early in his career. A change of scenery might help his 2015 value, too.

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Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Almora Albert OF
Anderson Dennis C
Angulo Fabian P
Arrieta Jake SP
Ashwood Zachary P
Avery Matt P
Bachman Corey P
Baez Javier 2B
Bard Daniel RP
Bautista Luis C
Baxter Mike OF
Beeler Dallas SP
Bernard Oscar C
Black Corey RP
Blackburn Paul P
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Brazis Matt P
Bristow Justin P
Britton Drake SP
Bryant Kris 3B
Buchter Ryan RP
Bueno Francisley RP
Bunton Michael P
Burke Kyler P
Cabeza Yaniel C
Cabrera Alberto P
Calvert Kurt OF
Camp Matt INF
Campusano Edward P
Caratini Victor C
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Carlin Luke C
Caro Roberto OF
Carreno Marcelo SP
Carrillo Marco P
Carter Anthony P
Carter Brian P
Cash David P
Castillo Jesus RP
Castro Starlin SS
Cates Zach P
Cavazos Andy RP
Cease Dylan P
Chambers Adron OF
Coghlan Chris OF
Coleman Joseph P
Coles Corey OF
Concepcion Gerardo P
Contreras Wilson C
Cooper Blake RP
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Denorfia Chris OF
Dent Ryan SS
Diaz Dayan P
Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. SP
Espino Paolo P
Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Feliciano Pedro RP
Fitzgerald Ryan OF
Florentino Arturo P
Flores Luis C
Flowers Clarence OF
Fowler Dexter OF
Frazier Jeff 1B
Frese Nate INF
Galvez Carlos P
Garcia Geivy RP
Gibbs Micah C
Golden Reggie OF
Gonzalez Edgar INF
Green Craig P
Green Matt OF
Gregg Davy OF
Gresky David OF
Grimm Justin P
Gutierrez Carlos SP
Ha Jae-Hoon OF
Halter Shane SS
Hamilton Jon OF
Hammel Jason SP
Hanneman Jacob OF
Happ Ian OF
Harben Adam P
Hardman Clark OF
Haren Dan SP
Harris Tyrelle P
Hempy Arik P
Henderson James P
Hendricks Kyle SP
Hernandez Diory INF
Hernandez Robert P
Herrera Jonathan SS
Hickman Charles SS
Higgins Yuri P
Hoorelbeke Sean 1B
Howard Ben SP
Huijer Lars P
Hunter Tommy RP
Ibarra Walter SS
Jackson Jon P
Jackson Nic OF
Jackson Randy P
Jan Carlos P
Jimenez Eloy OF
Johnson Grant P
Johnson Jonathan J. 3B
Johnson Leon OF
Johnson Pierce P
Jokisch Eric SP
Jones Geoff P
Jones Jericho OF
Jones Nick 2B
Joseph Alfred OF
Keedy Ryan 1B
Kennard Jeffrey P
Koerber Scott RP
Kosow Jason P
La Stella Tommy 2B
Lambert Casey P
Larsen Andrew SS
Layden Timothy P
Leal Erick P
Lebron Jesse P
Lester Jon SP
Lewis Jensen RP
Lockhart Daniel SS
Lopaze Danny 1B
Lopez Andrew OF
Lorick Jeffrey P
Loux Barret P
Macias David OF
Made Jose INF
Maestri Alessandro P
Malave Mark C
Marcano Ricardo 3B
Marsello Jake P
Martinez Ericdervid P
Martinez Jonathan P
Matchulat Toby P
Mathes J.R. P
Maysonet Edwin SS
McClain Scott 3B
McCormack Zack P
McDaniel Dan P
McKinney Billy OF
McNutt Trey P
McQuade Tony OF
Medina Yoervis RP
Meyer Scott P
Meyers Ryan P
Miller Gerald OF
Mitchell Tarlandas P
Montero Miguel C
Morgan Ryan INF
Morris A.J. P
Moss Bill INF
Mota Arismendy P
Mota Jonathan INF
Motte Jason RP
Mottran Billy 3B
Murray Heath RP
Muschko Craig P
Nagel Jonathan P
Negrin Yoanner RP
Norwood Ryan INF
Olt Mike 3B
Opitz Jake 2B
Oropesa Eddie RP
Ortiz Joseph RP
Ovando Ariel OF
Overholt Sean P
Paniagua Juan Carlos P
Papelbon Jeremy SP
Paulino Felipe SP
Pawelek Mark P
Peralta Starling P
Perkins Vince P
Petrick Billy RP
Pignatiello Carmen P
Pimentel Carlos SP
Pineda Francoris P
Ramirez Horacio P
Ramirez Manny OF
Ramirez Neil RP
Rea Jeffrey INF
Reyes Rene OF
Rhee Dae-Eun P
Rhoderick Kevin P
Richard Clayton SP
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Rondon Manuel P
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Russell Addison SS
Russell James RP
Sabates Roberto C
Sanchez Daniel SS
Santiago Andres P
Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
Schlitter Brian P
Schwarber Kyle C
Serrano Juan Yasser P
Shafer Aaron P
Shipman Andrew P
Shoulders Rock 1B
Siegfried Christopher P
Silva Rubi OF
Silverio Pedro P
Simokaitis Joe SS
Smith Carlton RP
Soler Jorge OF
Sontag Ryan OF
Soriano Rafael RP
Spencer Matt OF
Stanford Jason RP
Strop Pedro RP
Svetlic Mike INF
Szczur Matt OF
Szuminski Jason P
Taylor Scott P
Teagarden Taylor C
Thomas Anthony INF
Tidball Adam C
Tineo Jose P
Trinidad Polin P
Tseng Jen-Ho P
Turner Jacob SP
Underwood Chad P
Underwood Duane P
Valaika Chris SS
Valdez Jeudy INF
Vento Stephen P
Villanueva Christian 3B
Vogelbach Dan 1B
Wada Tsuyoshi SP
Wallach Brett SP
Wang Yao-Lin P
Watkins Logan 2B
Wick Olin C
Willis TeWayne OF
Wood Travis SP
Wright Ty OF
Wyatt Jonathan OF
Zych Tony P

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Borzello Mike TO
Bosio Chris PC
Brumley Mike TO
Bush Randy TO
Castro Jose TO
Dascenzo Doug TO
Deer Rob TO
Dempster Ryan TO
Dorey Matt TO
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Font Franklin TO
Hinske Eric TO
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Jones Gary TO
Lilly Ted TO
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