Found August 18, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:
PLAYERS: Chris Rusin
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Chris Rusin – Chicago Cubs (2-2 / 3.06 ERA) vs. WSH (Dan Haren) & @SD (Andrew Cashner)   Chris Rusin picked up his second win of the season two starts ago when he pitched six scoreless innings while striking out five Cardinals. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Rusin has given up only eight runs over his five starts and two or fewer in four of those five starts since being called up on July 22nd. He faced some tough teams during that span (Reds, Dodgers and Cardinals). Like Samardzija – Chris Rusin will get a struggling Nationals offense and a pitcher friendly park in San Diego. If you decide that Rusin isn’t worth the gamble at least keep on him as the Cubbies will give him the rest of the year to prove his worth in the majors. Owned in only one percent of Yahoo! leagues so there’s a good chance he’ll be available if you’re looking to stream a pitcher.

Dale Sveum ejected, Cubs drop series against Cardinals

Sunday afternoon was the last of a three game set against arch rival St. Louis. Though the Cubs silenced the birds in the first game, the last two games weren’t as kind to Chicago. The Cardinals used Saturday’s game to return the favor by shutting out the Cubs, and only allowed one run to score in Sunday’s match up. On Saturday, the Cubs actually played pretty well for the...

Starlin Castro benched for giving up run after losing track of outs (GIF)

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was benched in the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after giving up a run on a short fly ball with a delayed throw to home plate because he lost track of the number of outs. With one out and runners on second and third, Cardinals batter Matt Carpenter hit a high popup to short left field. Castro tracked...

Castro pulled after defensive screwup

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WATCH: Anthony Rizzo makes catch of foul ball over rail and on top of dugout

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Cubs' manager Dale Sveum losing patience with Starlin Castro

The most important takeaway from Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum’s mid-game benching of shortstop Starlin Castro isn’t how Castro reacted after the Cubs 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. It’s how Sveum reacted. “He’s played in the big leagues long enough and we’ve had our discussions; it comes to that point and time where you have to cross that bridge...

Cubs SS Castro pulled after mental mistake

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled from a game against St. Louis shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score a run. The play came in the top of the fifth inning at Wrigley Field on Saturday. Castro was taken out to start the sixth. The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left...

Cubs updates: Guerrier, Bogusevic, Valbuena, Sweeney

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DeJesus Traded

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Recap: Cards struggle in 7-0 loss to Cubs

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Saturday Cubs thoughts

Today I hung out with the family at IKEA (yay cheap furniture!) so I missed most of the Cubs game, in which they pretty much sucked and couldn’t score runs (again).  There was a moment on the way home when I tuned in to the radio and while I thought Starlin Castro was up after Donnie Murphy, it was instead Cody Ransom.  I thought I had missed something and was hoping Castro wasn’t...

Cardinals 4, Cubs 0

Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Saturday. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score in the fifth. The Cardinals led 1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left...

Can I Get You a Cup of Coffee?

This is the time of the year when MLB clubs begin to rearrange the deck-chairs, as contenders look to solidify their post-season rosters with a last minute waiver deal or two prior to the August 31st post-season roster eligibility deadline, and clubs that are out of contention bring up players from the minors to get a look at guys who might (or might not) have a future with the club...

CM Punk to Braun: "Shut the F*ck Up"

In addition to being a WWE Superstar, CM Punk is also a huge Chicago Cubs fan. So, naturally, you would suspect the lifelong fan of the "Loveable Losers" has no love for the rival Milwaukee Brewers or any of their player.  When asked about the Brewers recently suspended star Ryan Braun...the "Straight Edge Superstar" was pretty open about whether or not he...
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