Report: Cubs Reached Out to Samardzija with a New Contract Offer

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs “have quietly reached out to Jeff Samardzija with a new contract offer.” The report states the extension would keep Samardzija with the Cubs for as long as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said publicly over the last two years the […]

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Cubs Need Samardzija to Avoid the June Swoon

Guess what, it is June, Jeff Samardzija is struggling once again and it is bad timing for both Samardzija and the Cubs. The Cubs and Samardzija spent the off-season trying to work out a contract extension. The Cubs value what Samardzija brings to the table and Samardzija said he wanted to stay with the team. […]

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Could the Cubs Return on Hammel Be More than Expected?

After the Cubs were outbid on their off-season target and decided to go with ‘Plan B,’ the first thought when Jason Hammel signed his contract was that he would be flipped before the July 31 trade deadline. The signing of Hammel was viewed the same as Paul Maholm two years earlier and Scott Feldman the […]

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Is It Almost Trading Season for the Cubs?

While the Cubs are working on finalizing deals with this year’s draft picks, the front office is expected to start listening to offers in the very near future for players such as Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Teams, for the most part, have moved away from the draft and the contenders will begin looking at […]

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Report: Cubs Inquired About Receiving Competitive-Balance Draft Pick as Part of a Deal for Samardzija

A day after the Marlins traded their competitive-balance draft pick (39th overall) and the assigned value of the pick to the Pirates for RHP Bryan Morris, Jeff Passan reported the Cubs “have inquired about receiving a competitive-balance draft pick and the accompanying bonus-pool money as a part of the package for Jeff Samardzija.” The Rockies have […]

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Samardzija Rumors Are Just Warming Up

Jeff Samardzija had a bad outing on Sunday and gave up more than three earned runs for the first time in 15 starts. The Brewers pounded Samardzija unlike any team had in almost a year. Samardzija was tagged for eight runs on eight hits in three innings and only one ball left the yard. Samardzija […]

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Manny Ramirez, Injury Updates on Edwards and Soler and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez continue to make headlines down on the farm, and rightfully so. The top two prospects in the system are producing at the plate, and in Baez’s case, he has shown a lot of improvement after a slow start. There will be a lot of National attention on the Cubs’ system […]

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Crane Kenney Confirms Signing a Contract Extension that Runs Through 2019

During an interview on Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo (Inside the Clubhouse, 670 The Score), Crane Kenney confirmed that he signed a contract extension with the Cubs that runs through 2019. Rumors and an unconfirmed report last off-season indicated Tom Ricketts had extended Kenney’s contract. Bruce Levine reported Saturday morning the extension […]

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Baseball America’s Latest Mock Draft Has Cubs Landing Carlos Rodon

With only five full days remaining before the First-Year Player Draft begins on Thursday (June 5), Baseball America and Scout.com released another round of mock drafts. Unlike the last three mock drafts that had the Cubs taking a position player, both Baseball America and Scout.com think the Cubs will select a pitcher with the fourth […]

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Manny Ramirez Planning to Report to Iowa Next Week

Manny Ramirez was at Fenway Park on Wednesday to attend the 10-year celebration of the Red Sox 2004 World Series Championship. While Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were not in attendance for Wednesday’s festivities at Fenway, Epstein and Hoyer were invited back for an organization dinner on Tuesday night to honor the ’04 team. Ramirez […]

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