| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:14 PM
You've made it to the second half of the baseball season, congratulations.
Through some wonderful offseason distractions by the Bulls and Blackhawks, we've made it through two pretty unwatchable teams. With the exception of Jose Abreu, Chris Sale,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 9:42 PM
CINCINNATI — The Cubs tried to dispel any suggestions late Tuesday night that their struggles are related to the departure of ace Jeff Samardzija.
But after surging to a five-run lead behind three home runs and the crafty pitching of left-hander...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:27 PM
NEW YORK — "No. Moral. Victories." Kevin Jepsen made his point perfectly clear Saturday after the Angels lost a 4-3 thriller to the New York Yankees in which managers Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Joe Girardi of the Yankees matched wits like Bobby...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Cubs fans who have grown restless with Rick Renteria's incessant pitching changes can feel somewhat relieved to hear the Cubs' manager has considered preserving some of his relievers by putting them in the outfield for one or two batters before bringing...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:54 PM
PITTSBURGH — With the amateur draft completed, the presence of an Orioles scout here to watch Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija pitch on consecutive nights stoked anticipation of the Cubs' future with the July 31 trade deadline approaching.
| May 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This was all so Cub.
The worst team in the league became the first to beat perhaps the best pitcher in the game this season.
Oh, and that pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, is the 25-year-old Japanese stud who took the Yankees’ considerable mint of...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:36 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Orioles public relations department crunched some more numbers on Chris Davis’ three home-run game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, the second of his career.
It’s the 20th time it has happened in...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:25 PM
KEY MOMENT: No. 9 hitter Brian Roberts, who entered with a .239 average, no home runs and four runs batted in, drove a knee-high fastball from Angels reliever Ernesto Frieri over the right-field wall in the top of the ninth for the Yankees' game-winning...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija were on hand for Kerry Wood’s Woody’s Winter Warm-Up fundraiser Friday at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, but it was former Cub Mark Prior who guests seemed most...