Saves And Speed Still Can Be Secured By Smart Shopping On The Waiver WireThere's an old adage in fantasy baseball about never wasting high draft picks on closers and stolen-base demons, because you can often find them throughout the season. It's only partially true, and here's why.
Baffoe: Kris Bryant And Gregory Polanco Are Two Different MoviesIt'd be imprudent for a non-contender to let gaudy statistics affect an elite prospect's timetable.
Sanchez Has Winning Hit In 16th, Pirates Beat Cubs The Cubs left 19 runners on Wednesday and have gone 1 for 27 with runners in scoring position in their first two games. Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria is remaining positive.
Burnett Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Blanks Cubs 5-0A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster on Tuesday.
Maholm Wins 5th Straight, Cubs Beat Pirates 5-1Paul Maholm pitched eight strong innings Tuesday night to win his fifth straight start and lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.
Wells Solid Again, Cubs Avoid Sweep, Beat PiratesRandy Wells pitched six strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
McCutchen Has 5 RBIs, Bucs Beat Cubs 9-1Entering the All-Star break with the second-worst record in the majors, the Chicago Cubs are looking forward to the time off. Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in five runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 9-1 on Sunday.