Former Cubs Player Luis Valbuena, Former Pirates Infielder Jose Castillo Killed In Venezuela Car CrashFormer Chicago Cubs infielder Luis Valbuena and former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash Thursday in their native Venezuela.
Certain Positions In Fantasy Baseball Require Quality Backups On Your BenchWhat are the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball? Catcher? The infield positions of second base, shortstop and third base? All of the above? Yes, depth is better in the outfield and first base positions, so when you think about which players to stash on your bench, think about the ones with multi-position eligibility. They may not be the most productive on a day-to-day basis, but they have the capability to be very valuable to your team's chances of winning.
Castillo, Valbuena Help Cubs Beat Brewers, 4-2 Welington Castillo and Luis Valbuena each homered.
Valbuena's Triple Lifts Cubs Over Reds In 12thLuis Valbuen'a drove a pair home in the 12th inning as the Chicago avoided being swept.
Pitcher Travis Wood Has Big Hit For Cubs In 13thChicago 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.
Levine: Cubs First In MLB To Solve TanakaA steady rain and drop in Tanaka's velocity helped the Cubs get to the Yankees' ace.
Levine: Olt Trying To Establish His RoleMike has a strange stat line -- six homers and 16 RBIs but only 13 hits.
Cardinals Rally In 9th To Beat Cubs 5-4Although their three-game winning streak was snapped by the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, the Chicago Cubs are starting to see progress.
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.
Levine: Cubs Will Platoon Players To Begin SeasonMike Olt and Ryan Kalish have made the Opening Day roster for the Cubs.
Levine: Olt To Make Spring Training Third Base Debut TodaySlowed by injury, Cubs infielder Mike Olt is hoping to squeeze into the platoon at third base.
Lindholm: Evaluating The Cubs' RosterThe youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.
Levine: Cubs Propsects Not Threatening 25-Man Roster YetThe team's veterans spoke of how stockpiling talent allows you to hit the jackpot with someone.
Lindholm: Cubs' 2014 PECOTA ProjectionsAnthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.
Lindholm: 2014 Cubs, Part 2 -- Position Players