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  1. Fate clearer for injured Cubs duo?

    AJ Mass

    Both Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro are hoping to get back into the Chicago Cubs lineup before the end of the regular season. While neither player is quite ready to return just yet, it does seem as if Rizzo's chances are better than Castro's seem t...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. Castro's absence an omen for future?

    AJ Mass

    According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs are likely to be without Starlin Castro for the remainder of the season, as his high left ankle sprain is expected to require four weeks of recovery time before the shortstop can resume game...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  3. Cubs losing two infielders?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs are probably thankful that the 2014 season will soon be over, as their starting lineup appears to be falling prey to injury like a bunch of dominoes crshing to the ground one after the other. Early Tuesday, Anthony Rizzo underw...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Odds of a Mets-Cubs deal

    Doug Mittler

    The four-game wraparound series between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs has the feel of a Winter Meetings preview. After all, the Mets have built a stockpile of young pitching and the Cubs have an abundance of youthful hitters, particularly at sh...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  5. Javier Baez brings hope -- and urgency

    Keith Law

    Javier Baez was my eighth-ranked prospect in the minors before his call-up, a move precipitated by a nearly two-month run of improved results for the talented shortstop -- .309/.376/.619 since ending a five-game hitless streak June 15, with higher wa...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  6. Contact rate hints at fantasy value

    Eric Karabell

    Many fantasy owners pay attention only to the offensive statistics that directly affect them, from home runs to stolen bases, but analytical folks look at far more items that matter, one of them being contact rate. When a hitter makes contact, good t...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. How will Cubs deal with SS surplus?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs acquired prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics, the team suddenly found itself with three shortstops in the organization that could all potentially be long-term starters at the position. But while some rumors surfa...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  8. Could Castro be on the move?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs got shortstop prospect Addison Russell in the deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, some people saw that as a sign that Starlin Castro's days in a Cubs uniform might be numbered. As Daryl ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  9. Are Castro's days in Chicago numbered?

    AJ Mass

    After the Chicago Cubs made big headlines by trading away pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package that included highly-touted shortstop prospect Addison Russell, the team was ecstatic about their new acquisiti...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  10. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  11. Castro's slow start already forcing change

    AJ Mass

    It's a long season and nobody should be too upset with a player who may have started slow out of the gate. That said, there's already a little bit of grumbling coming out of Chicago as it relates to shortstop Starlin Castro's slow start. Castro w...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  12. Could Castro change positions?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have decided that shortstop prospect Javier Baez will start the season at the Triple-A level, but assuming his progress continues, he is expected to make his debut at some point this summer. What does that mean for current Cubs short...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  13. Deciding on divisive fantasy players

    Keith Law

    Every year, a certain number of fantasy players create a big debate among fantasy owners. We asked Keith Law to give his thoughts on some questions surrounding some of this year's most divisive guys. Q: Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be the one person f...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  14. Why Cubs won't rush Baez

    Doug Mittler

    Once the Chicago Cubs announced that Starlin Castro would be out 7-10 days with a hamstring strain, it was only natural to speculate whether top prospect Javier Baez would now get a chance to be the Opening Day shortstop. But, as Jesse Rogers of E...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  15. 10 undervalued fantasy targets

    Jim Bowden

    Most fantasy baseball players are going to have the usual suspects atop their draft boards: Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen. However, to "win" drafts, the key is to find the undervalued players. Perhaps a player is coming off of an ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  16. Cubs new manager will connect quickly

    Buster Olney

    Rick Renteria dreams in two languages: Spanish and English. This is not unusual for folks who know more than one language. But when he speaks in his sleep loud enough to wake up his wife, there's one common denominator. He's talking about baseball. ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014