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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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 06/26/14

Game Seventy-Seven – Cubs (32-44) vs. Nationals (41-36) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (7-6, 4.55/1.37/4.08) vs. Doug Fister (6-2, 2.65/1.04/4.12) The Cubs begin a four-game series tonight against the Nationals that will take place […]

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Jeff Samardzija Wants to Stay with the Cubs

The Jeff Samardzija rumors have been flying for quite some time, and will only increase over the next month leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. During an interview Wednesday on MLB Network Radio, Jeff Samardzija was asked if he wanted to stay with the Chicago Cubs. “I don’t think there is […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Could Use Relievers in the Outfield

For those that have been hoping for Travis Wood to play in the outfield on the days he’s not pitching, that is not going to happen. But Rick Renteria is considering using his relievers in the outfield in order to keep from burning through his bullpen. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria “has considered preserving […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Samardzija, Samardzija and More Samardzija

In front of scouts from numerous teams Monday night, Jeff Samardzija settled down after a rough three innings and put together another quality start. Samardzija gave up one run on four hits with two walks, two HBP and seven strikeouts in six innings. And thanks to a scoring change in Miami, Samardzija is 1-2 in […]

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Trade Value of Cubs Lefty Relievers

In our last couple of articles we went over the two big trade chips for the Cubs this season, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. These two have been dominating the trade rumors for the team, but sneaking into the picture are James Russell and Wesley Wright. The two left-handed relievers could prove valuable to a […]

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Reds Keep Rolling at Wrigley– Reds 6, Cubs 1

Game Seventy-Four: Cubs 1, Reds 6 WP – Jonathan Broxton (3-0) LP – Hector Rondon (1-2) Save – None Monday’s game was tied at one going into the ninth inning before the Reds started a five-run rally with two outs and nobody on with a bloop single. And the Cubs ended up dropping their third […]

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