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Jason Hammel

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  • Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?

    Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?
    The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...
  • Jason Hammel agrees to deal to rejoin Cubs

    Jason Hammel agrees to deal to rejoin Cubs
    SAN DIEGO -- Pitcher Jason Hammel is returning to the Chicago Cubs. A source on Monday confirmed that Hammel, a free agent, and the Cubs have agreed to a reunion, five months after the Cubs traded him to the Oakland Athletics. Hammel, who signed a...
  • Jon Lester talks intensifying

    SAN DIEGO -- The Jon Lester sweepstakes are resembling a wild car chase. There were conflicting reports regarding Lester's final choice, a few hours after a source familiar with the pursuit of Lester said that the marquee free-agent left-hander would...
  • White Sox make biggest splash on Day 1 of winter meetings

    White Sox make biggest splash on Day 1 of winter meetings
    SAN DIEGO — Ex-Cubs Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel left Chicago on the same July afternoon in a trade to the A's, and the two starters now may be returning to town at the same time. Hours after Hammel agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal to...
  • After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision

    After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision
    SAN DIEGO — Theo Epstein is content playing the waiting game as marquee free agent left-hander Jon Lester is on the verge of finalizing a decision that likely will dictate the Cubs’ fortunes for several seasons. "This is his life and his...
  • Cubs acquire catcher Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks

    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs have acquired two-time National League All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The left-handed hitting Montero was acquired for minor league pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley, a source confirmed...
  • Cubs ready to make other moves as they await Jon Lester's decision

    Cubs ready to make other moves as they await Jon Lester's decision
    SAN DIEGO — Amid conflicting reports regarding the decision of marquee free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, perhaps the most honest assessment Monday night came from Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. "I have no sense of timing on anything at this point,"...
  • Ervin Santana would be icing on Cubs' cake

    SAN DIEGO -- What’s next for the Cubs after the Jon Lester signing? More pitching, perhaps. The Cubs aren’t done looking for starting pitching, despite signing Lester and Jason Hammel at the winter meetings. After I congratulated a top...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening. ¬† Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Santa's doing a kickass job with Chicago sports

    Merry Christmas, Chicago. For those who like to open gifts early, there they are. Lots of them. The big one with the bow, open that one! It's John Lester! He almost went to Boston but Santa said, "Hey! Time for something different!" The smaller...
  • Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role

    Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role
    There was never any doubt Ryan Dempster would be a success, no matter that he elected to do. Always a jokester, an aficionado of clubhouse pranks, he was the pitcher in the wry during a 16-year career that began with the 108-loss Marlins in 1998 and...