Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy was hit hard as Chris Coghlan homered and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over Los Angeles 7-5 Wednesday.
Chris Coghlan hit two homers, including the go-ahead two-run drive off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Saturday.
The Chicago Cubs haven’t had many highlights to savor this season. Winning a series against the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers has to be right up there.