Chris Coghlan

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-Ups

Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.

08/29/2015

Chris Coghlan. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: In Praise Of Chris Coghlan

The Cubs didn’t need a new flavor in Ben Zobrist or Chase Utley. They have a good one in Coghlan.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2015

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Demoted Starlin Castro Focusing On What Is Best For Team

Manager Joe Maddon benched Castro for Friday’s 7-3 victory over San Francisco and had a similar lineup for Saturday’s game against the Giants.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2015

Chris Coghlan, left. (Getty Images)

Report: Cubs Agree To Terms With Chris Coghlan, Welington Castillo

Coghlan hit .283 with a .352 on-base percentage last season.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2015

Wesley Wright. (Getty Images)

Cubs Non-Tender Wesley Wright, John Baker

Wright and Baker will become free agents.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a double against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 26, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Brewers 6-4

Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer, and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

Arismendy Alcantara.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Leadoff Man Wanted, Apply At 1060 W Addison

A similar sign is posted in many different clubhouses in baseball — “Wanted: a player who can get on base and steal.”

CBS Chicago–09/21/2014

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a walk-off game winning hit against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 10, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in twelve innings.(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Avoid Sweep With 3-2 Victory Over Rays

Anthony Rizzo was responsible for two of Chicago’s 17 strikeouts Sunday. He also had the biggest hit of the game for the Cubs. Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.

08/11/2014

Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Chicago Cubs gets his third hit of game in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on July 4, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  The Cubs won 7-2.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Cool Off Nationals 7-2

Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game for the Chicago Cubs, who used another solid outing from Jason Hammel to beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.

07/04/2014

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. (Getty Images)

Arrieta Brilliant As Cubs Top Marlins

Jake Arrieta tossed seven innings of one-run ball and struck out a career-high 11.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

Jake Marisnick #23 of the Miami Marlins steals second base under the tag of Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of the game at Marlins Park on June 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Pitcher Travis Wood Has Big Hit For Cubs In 13th

Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter’s box. The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.

06/17/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Schierholtz, Cubs Beat Mets 2-1 In 9th Inning

Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.

06/03/2014