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.
Jason Motte is headed to the DL after a heavy workload out of the bullpen.
Chicago has recalled infielder Tommy La Stella and left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup.
Soler has five home runs this season in 344 plate appearances.
In preliminary talks, foes keep bringing up three names: Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Jorge Soler.
Mike Baxter has been called up in Soler’s place.
Sabermetrics show how the Cubs can increase their offensive production.
Manager Joe Maddon is stressing that the Cubs make adjustments while young.
Soler’s had a respectable start but has much room to improve, Maddon says.
The Cubs are getting accustomed to Maddon’s unconventional ways.
Great expectations surround Kris Bryant.
Something good is already happening in front of our eyes.
Come Sunday, we can turn out attention to what we cherish: meaningful baseball.
The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.
How many homers is Jose Abreu hitting this season?
Bauer allowed homers to Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant on Tuesday.
Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant homered Tuesday.
Martinez will be Joe Maddon’s bench coach and likely work with the outfielders and baserunners.
Addison Russell has been tabbed the Cubs’ best prospect by Baseball Prospectus.
As much as we think of the Cubs’ future, we still don’t really know much at all.