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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Cubs Reportedly Among the Most Aggressive in Baseball Scouting Other Teams

It’s the last full week of June and the trade rumors are picking up. According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Cubs are the only team “willing to jump the market” and the front office is talking to teams about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. The Cubs could be looking to trade Hammel before […]

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Cubs See Jake Arrieta as Part of The Plan

A report last week from Jon Paul Morosi that indicated the Cubs are willing to listen to offers for Jake Arrieta caught many off guard. It is a given the Cubs are talking to teams about Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel and would like to trade Edwin Jackson, but the rumor about Jake Arrieta was […]

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Catching Up and Updating the Jeff Samardzija News and Rumors

Jeff Samardzija stayed in the headlines this past week, and will continue to do so until the day he is either traded or signs an extension to stay with the Cubs. It was leaked that the front office made another contract offer to Jeff Samardzija … and Samardzija rejected the Cubs’ offer. The team’s latest effort […]

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Cubs Reportedly Expect to Trade Jason Hammel in the Next Two Weeks

According to a report Thursday from Jayson Stark, teams that have spoken with the Cubs about Jason Hammel expect the veteran right hander to be traded in the next two weeks. There has been a lot of speculation of late that the front office would like to trade Hammel first and help set the market […]

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Report: Cubs Looking Into Multicast Options for TV Rights

According to a report from Ed Sherman, Crane Kenney is exploring options for the Cubs’ TV rights that might include multicast outlets. The team is looking for ways to either get a jump-start on its own network or find a new local partner. Crane Kenney has been discussing the Cubs desire to have its own […]

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Cubs Reportedly May Not Be Inclined to Trade Luis Valbuena

While the Cubs are believed to be willing to listen to offers for just about every player on the big league roster, the front office isn’t necessarily inclined to trade Luis Valbuena according to a report from Ken Rosenthal. Luis Valbuena is in the middle of a career year at the plate and has played […]

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