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|Last 10 Games|
Dallas Beeler sent down Thursday
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(7/10/14) The Cubs optioned pitcher Dallas Beeler to Triple-A Iowa Thursday, to make room on the roster for the promotion of Kyle Hendricks.
Beeler started two games for the Cubs, allowing four earned runs over 11 innings, but it is not clear when he will return to the rotation.
Dallas Beeler surrenders four runs in loss vs. Reds
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(7/9/14) Cubs pitcher Dallas Beeler took a loss Wednesday after giving up four earned runs on six hits and four walks in five innings with no strikeouts in his team's 4-1 defeat against the Reds.
Beeler (0-2) did a solid job in his debut on June 26, giving up just an uneared run but still coming away with a loss. He was less sharp Wednesday, giving up three runs in his fifth and final inning to put his team down 4-1. Beeler owns a 3.27 ERA and 6:7 K:BB ratio in 11 innings over his two starts.
Dallas Beeler named Wednesday starter
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(7/7/14) Cubs pitcher Dallas Beeler will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa to make the start Wednesday night against the Reds, MLB.com reports. Beeler posted a 3.93 ERA over 66 1/3 innings this season at Iowa.
Cubs waiting another day or two to finalize rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/14) Following the trade of pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he will likely make a decision about who replaces them in the rotation on Monday or Tuesday, per MLB.com.
For now, the rotation aligns with Edwin Jackson starting Monday at Cincinnati, and he will be followed by Travis Wood and Tsuyoshi Wada during a doubleheader Tuesday. One candidate to join the rotation is Dallas Beeler, who allowed one unearned run over six innings in his lone start for Chicago June 28 against the Nationals.
"There's nothing that says they can't come in here and perform and help us win ballgames," Renteria said of promoting pitchers from the minors. "We're really hopeful that the guys that we have within the system will be able to come in and hopefully find a sense of comfort within that clubhouse and when they go out to the hill. Obviously, there's some nervousness that comes with the new area, the new arena. But usually those guys are able to adjust and perform."
Who is worth targeting among the Cubs' rotation hopefuls?
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(7/5/14) Clearly, the headliners from Saturday's trade between the Cubs and Athletics were Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, and both immediately become must-owns in AL-only leagues. Their departure leaves the Cubs with two big holes to fill in their rotation, and there is no shortage of candidates to fill them.
Carlos Villanueva has replaced Samardzija for his Saturday start at the Nationals, but he is not necessarily among the candidates to fill a spot long-term. Even if he were, Villanueva has not had a sterling track record as a starter (career 4.94 ERA), so he can be passed over in virtually all Fantasy formats.
Then there is Dan Straily, who was acquired from the A's as part of the return for Samardzija and Hammel. He will report to Triple-A Iowa, but according to CSNChicago.com, he could be up with the big club soon. Because of his strikeout potential, Straily is worth stashing in NL-only leagues. He has a Jake Odorizzi-like skill set -- complete with shaky control and a high flyball rate -- but without a pitcher's park like Tropicana Field (or his former home of O.co Coliseum) to come home to, there may be little respite from home runs.
A better risk than Straily is Tsuyoshi Wada, who has already been announced as Tuesday's starter at the Reds. He has similar strikeout potential to Straily but with fewer control issues and slightly less pronounced flyball tendencies. He is worth pursuing in some deeper mixed leagues, as well as in NL-only formats.
Chris Rusin, just called up for bullpen duty, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks will also be in the mix, according to ESPN.com, but none has appeal outside of deeper NL-only leagues. With so much competition for two open spots, none of those three are really worth the trouble of expending FAAB dollars or a waiver priority.
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