You're barbecuing, you're moving into the dorms, you're drafting a slew of football teams, you're spending a holiday weekend with the family. Ah, but there's still a bunch of fantasy baseball happenings to keep tabs on, and that's where I come in. Here's your weekend briefing:
• The Cubs have a solid 4.5-game lead in the NL Central (and 10 games clear of the next NL club), and that enables them to play it safe with the precious arms in their rotation. A "dead arm" got Carlos Zambrano pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday, and the team is going to skip a turn with Rich Harden (his next start won't come until Sept. 9). Zambrano had a 7.43 ERA in August, and keep in mind he was on the DL back in June due to shoulder soreness.
• Jeff Kent is headed for a knee scope and will miss most of September, though a return late in the pennant race is possible in a pinch-hitting role. In a redraft league, this is drop-city. Blake DeWitt played second base the last two days and presumably will stickRead More »from Closing Time: Take care of those bears