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Jason Hammel

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  • Cubs' Theo Epstein sees 'light at end of tunnel' after latest deal

    Cubs' Theo Epstein sees 'light at end of tunnel' after latest deal
    Theo Epstein was giddy a couple of weeks ago after reading a Sports Illustrated article imagining a 2017 World Series between the Cubs and Astros. A buzz-killer quickly pointed out the writer had the Astros beating the Cubs. "OK, they didn't get...
  • A Cubs trade to remember

    A Cubs trade to remember
    Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence. Even if that’s...
  • 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...
  • A's to be well represented at All-Star Game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- Going into this season, the Oakland Athletics hadn't had a position player make the American League All-Star team since catcher Ramon Hernandez in 2003, hadn't...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Now that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have shipped off Jeff Samardizja and Jason Hammel, who is going to pick up the pitching slack? Will they immediately bring someone up?  Peter J. S., Cary, Ill. This week in Cincinnati figures to be worth watching....
  • Cubs newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'

    In the eighth inning Friday night against Northwest Arkansas, Midland Rockhounds manager Aaron Nieckula felt his trainer tap him on the shoulder. A text message from A's management carried news about prized shortstop Addison Russell that traveled...
  • Tim Kawakami: Samardzija already loving life in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. This was Christmas plus a birthday party plus a fraternity social, all rolled into one enormously happy work day for Jeff Samardzija. He began it by wandering into the A's clubhouse at 8:15 Sunday morning almost five hours before he was...
  • Samardzija solid in first start for A's, a 4-2 win over Jays

    OAKLAND, Calif. Riding the high-energy input from new starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, the Oakland A's completed a four-game sweep of Toronto on Sunday with a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays. And now the fun begins. The A's host the Giants on Monday and...
  • Dejected Cubs 'spit out a bad ballgame'

    WASHINGTON — After learning late Friday that Jeff Samardzija had been traded to the Athletics, Cubs reliever James Russell had a final moment with his longtime teammate. "We shared a beer and a cigarette and sent him on his way," Russell said a...
  • Preview: Cubs at Nationals

    Jake Arrieta attempts to follow up a strong performance and continue a torrid stretch of pitching when the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Arrieta no-hit Boston for 7 2/3 innings on Monday before...
  • Sorry, Samardzija. You're not in the Cubs' World Series plans

    So what are Cubs fans going to talk about now that they can't speculate when Jeff Samardzija is going to be dealt? While you were drinking beer this weekend and either blowing up stuff or watching other people blow up stuff, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer...