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  • Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace

    Jeff Samardzija: From football player to Cubs ace
    WASHINGTON — As recently as three years ago, the running joke was that Jeff Samardzija was the best wide receiver in Chicago. That was as much a jab at Samardzija's slow evolution as a pitcher as at the Bears' struggles to roster quality...
  • Too soon to say if Cubs will make early July deal

    Too soon to say if Cubs will make early July deal
    BOSTON — Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the trade that brought pitcher Jake Arrieta and reliever Pedro Strop to the Cubs from the Orioles for pitcher Scott Feldman, with the Cubs being accused of "jumping the market." Although...
  • New rules for Cubs

    The Cubs are winning and I don't know why. I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting. One day Jake Arrieta...
  • Day off unwelcome for red-hot Jake Arrieta

    Day off unwelcome for red-hot Jake Arrieta
    WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta thought Thursday's day off was unnecessary with the four-day All-Star break looming. It's understandable that Arrieta would want to stay on a normal schedule after going 4-0 with a 0.92 ERA in June. The Cubs pitching...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Rockies

    Series preview: Cubs at Rockies
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs lead 3-1. Tuesday: 7:40 p.m., CSN-Plus, CLTV. LH Travis Wood (7-9, 5.10) vs. LH Brett Anderson (1-3, 3.12). Wednesday: 7:40 p.m., CSN. RH Jake Arrieta (6-2, 2.11) vs. RH Jordan Lyles (5-1, 3.52)....
  • Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote

    WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time. Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
  • Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot

    Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday. This also could serve as an audition...
  • Arrieta's solid outing wasted in loss to Nationals

    WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
  • Cubs positioned for more deals

    Cubs positioned for more deals
    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...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Ozzie Guillen reunites with Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, and could return to organization after Marlins' contract ends. Indians: Bud Selig says no one has told him there are any problems with Chief Wahoo...
  • Cubs just can't seem to handle Reds

    Cubs just can't seem to handle Reds
    CINCINNATI — If and when the Cubs elbow themselves into contention in upcoming seasons, they might want to concentrate on at least breaking even with the National League Central-rival Reds. The Reds have beaten the Cubs 11 of 16 games this...