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Cubs and Twins Gamble on Tommy John Recipients Smyly and Pineda

The Cubs signed Drew Smyly to a two-year contract, while the Twins signed Michael Pineda to the same deal. Both had mid-2017 season surgeries to replace their UCL (Tommy John surgery) and will be non-factors for the 2018 season. While 12 months may have once been the historic recovery time, it’s not anymore. The recent timeline shows that pitchers return at 14+ months. Both pitchers may return in August, at the earliest. Additionally, there is about a 15% chance that either one doesn’t make it back to the majors.…

Two-Start Pitchers: Week of June 12, 2017

This week features a plethora of middling pitchers with two-start weeks. This is exactly the type of week you want to take advantage of these dual matchups with very few fantasy aces getting a second start. That doesn't mean that there aren't some very intriguing matchups to take advantage of, though. With so few meaningful two-start pitchers going, you should be able to play matchups better on a few single-start pitchers. Your opponent will also be hard pressed to use too many meaningful starters against you with more than…