Is the Blockbuster the First of Several Trades for the Cubs?

According to multiple reports, Friday night’s deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL could only be the beginning of a busy month for the Chicago Cubs. The Sun-Times reported the Cubs “are now poised to make several more trades […]

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Reports: Cubs Trade Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija to the Oakland A’s

Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of players that will include Addison Russell. Rosenthal reported another team could be involved. Gordon Wittenmyer has confirmed that both Hammel and Samardzija have been informed they have been traded to Oakland. Keith Law reported the […]

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Cubs Reportedly in Serious Talks with A’s on a Deal for Jeff Samardzija and/or Jason Hammel

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in serious talks with the Athletics on a big trade that could send Jeff Samardzija and/or Jason Hammel to Oakland. The discussion between the Cubs and A’s is believed to include Addison Russell. Rosenthal pointed out that the A’s top prospect is not in Double-A […]

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Hammel Not Happy About Being Pulled as Trade Rumors Pick-Up

Jason Hammel put together another good outing Friday. Hammel allowed a run on four hits through six innings to the Nationals on 90 pitches and he took the hill for the seventh inning with a 4-1 lead. Hammel gave up a leadoff double to Anthony Rendon, and Rick Renteria went to his pen. Neil Ramirez […]

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Jason Hammel Could Still Be Traded Sooner Rather than Later and More Cubs Rumors

Reports suggested two weeks ago that the Cubs could move Jason Hammel at some point during the first week of July. The front office was thought to have Hammel on the same timeframe as Scott Feldman was a year ago and he would be moved early in the month. Jason Hammel is scheduled to pitch […]

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Report: Blue Jays Scouting Barney and Villanueva along with Samardzija and Hammel

The Blue Jays have had scouts following Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for weeks and at least one of the Jays talent evaluators will be making the trip from Chicago to Boston to watch the Cubs play the Red Sox for three days. According to a report from the Toronto Sun, Ted Lekas was at […]

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Cubs Downplay Volume of Trade Talk

As to be expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer downplayed the rumors and trade talks surrounding the Cubs Friday. With July just around the corner, the noise will get louder before deals are made. Theo Epstein explained before Friday’s game that it is the usual chatter for this time of year and the talks are […]

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Mariners Reportedly Interested in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel

The Mariners have been connected to Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for quite some time. Seattle was reportedly interested in Jeff Samardzija in the off-season and the Sun-Times reported two weeks ago that Seattle was the likely landing spot for Jason Hammel at some point before the July 31 trade deadline. Jon Heyman reported Wednesday […]

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Cubs Could Help Alex Anthopoulos with Blue Jays Shopping List

The Blue Jays are looking to trade for a starting pitcher and Toronto has scouted both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The Cubs have Hammel and Samardzija pitching back-to-back in the rotation, and many feel, for now, as a way to make it easier for interested teams to scout both starters. According to a report […]

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Cubs and Blue Jays Continue to Talk Samardzija

The Blue Jays continue their pursuit of Jeff Samardzija and according to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs and Jays have discussed a deal that would send Jeff Samardzija to Toronto for RHP Aaron Sanchez, LHP Daniel Norris and CF Dalton Pompey. Alex Anthopoulos has talked about the acquisition cost being too high […]

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