The Daily CCO: Hammel Could See More Time with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

What was considered ‘Plan B’ for the Cubs last off-season turned into a positive experience for Jason Hammel in Chicago and he could re-sign with the Cubs this winter. After dealing with injuries for two seasons in Baltimore, Hammel hit it off with Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio and the veteran right hander performed extremely […]

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Samardzija Would Not Rule Out a Return to the Cubs

Jeff Samardzija returned to Chicago with the struggling Athletics to play the White Sox on the South Side for four days. With Samardzija not scheduled to pitch until Wednesday, he had time to speak with the Chicago media for the first time since the trade that sent him to Oakland on July 4. In 12 […]

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Cubs Expected to Be Aggressive as Main Focus Shifts to Pitching

The front office has already started planning out the off-season and what lies ahead for the team in what should be an important winter for the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the team being ‘aggressive’ with adding pitching and it will be the front office’s main focus this off-season and […]

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Cubs Have Reportedly Had Internal Discussions about Jon Lester and Justin Masterson

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will address the organization’s pitching needs and could add starters in the off-season if the situation, or situations, presents itself and benefit the Cubs moving forward. The Cubs have very little financial commitments on the books for the big league team beyond this year and […]

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Cubs Send Samardzija and Hammel to Oakland for Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, Dan Straily and PTBNL

The Cubs and Athletics not only jump started the trade season Friday night, the two teams kicked the door in with a six-player blockbuster that sent RHP Jeff Samardzija and RHP Jason Hammel to Oakland for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. Speculation started not long after the Cubs […]

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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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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 […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 07/04/14

Game Eighty-Four – Cubs (37-46) vs. Nationals (46-38) Game Time – 10:05am CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Jason Hammel (7-5, 2.98/1.01/3.11) vs. Tanner Roark (7-5, 2.98/1.15/3.37) Happy Fourth of July! Weather permitting … The Cubs 11-game road trip continues […]

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