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 […]

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 […]

Cubs Offense Provides the Fireworks in Win over the Nationals – Cubs 7, Nationals 2

Game Eighty-Four: Cubs 7, Nationals 2 WP – Jason Hammel (8-5) LP – Tanner Roark (7-6) Save – None The Cubs played an all-around good game Friday morning into the afternoon at Nationals Park. Jason Hammel was able to keep the Nationals in check while the offense put runs on the board early against Tanner […]

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 […]

Cubs Break Out the Bats in Boston and Complete the Sweep of the Sox – Cubs 16, Red Sox 9

Game Eighty-Three: Cubs 16, Red Sox 9 WP – Carlos Villanueva (4-5) LP – Brandon Workman (1-2) Save – None The Cubs never trailed on a long, wild night at Fenway Park and completed the three-game sweep of the Red Sox, the Cubs first three-game sweep on the road against an American League team since […]

Cubs Scratch Out a Win at Fenway – Cubs 2, Red Sox 1

Game Eighty-Two: Cubs 2, Red Sox 1 WP – Pedro Strop (1-3) LP – Koji Uehara (3-2) Save – Hector Rondon (11) With the game tied at one, Anthony Rizzo led off the ninth inning with a single to center. Starlin Castro followed with a double to left off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. Luis […]

Jake Arrieta Was Wicked Good – Cubs 2, Red Sox 0

Game Eighty-One: Cubs 2, Red Sox 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (5-1) LP – Jake Peavy (1-7) Save – Hector Rondon (10) Jake Arrieta was outstanding again Monday night. Arrieta took a no-hitter into the eighth inning that Stephen Drew broke up with two outs in the eighth on a 2-2 pitch. Arrieta did more […]

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 […]

Samardzija Can’t Prevent a Sweep – Nationals 7, Cubs 2

Game Eighty: Cubs 2, Nationals 7 WP – Blake Treinen (1-3) LP – Jeff Samardzija (2-7) Save – Ross Detwiler (1) The Cubs played their second doubleheader of the season Saturday and for the second time this season lost both games of a twin bill as the Nationals beat up Jeff Samardzija in the nightcap […]

Beeler Hung with Unearned Loss in Big League Debut – Nationals 3, Cubs 0

Game Seventy-Nine: Cubs 0, Nationals 3 WP – Gio Gonzalez (5-4) LP – Dallas Beeler (0-1) Save – Rafael Soriano (19) Dallas Beeler was rather impressive in his Major League debut. Beeler held the Nationals to one unearned run over six innings. But the Cubs managed only three hits and were shutout for the tenth […]