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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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Set for Big League Debut, Beeler to Face the Reds

If the weather does not change the Cubs plans, Kyle Hendricks will make his Major League debut Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park against Homer Bailey. Hendricks has pitched rather well in the hitter-friendly PCL and the Cubs are looking for him to stay in the big league rotation for the remainder of the […]

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Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija Named to NL All-Star Team, Anthony Rizzo Part of Final Vote

Starlin Castro will represent the Cubs in the Midsummer Classic at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15. Castro was named as a reserve on the National League All-Star team Sunday night. Jeff Samardzija was also named to the National League All-Star team. Samardzija is ineligible to play in the game after being traded to the […]

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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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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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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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The Daily CCO: Alcantara Has Become Part of the Everyday Conversation and Other Cubs News

Arismendy Alcantara has been making noise in the Cubs’ system for several years, but he is producing to the point that the mainstream media is asking more and more questions about him on a daily basis. Alcantara ran his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday with a 2-for-4 night at the plate that included his […]

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