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Jason Hammel

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  • Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers

    The trades of Scott Feldman and Matt Garza last July created opportunities for the Cubs' Chris Rusin and Jake Arrieta. This season, it appears at least three pitchers will get chances to prove their value to the Cubs in the wake of the trade that sent...
  • Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure

     Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure
    WASHINGTON — Near the end of Saturday's conference call, President Theo Epstein stressed the crux of the Cubs' six-player trade with the Athletics. "This trade had nothing to do with Starlin Castro," said Epstein, who called agent Paul Kinzer to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • 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...
  • Dunn homers in his Oakland debut, A's win 6-1

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Designated hitter Adam Dunn's heart was beating hard, and his adrenaline was flowing when he stepped to the plate as an Oakland Athletic for the first time Monday in the bottom of the first inning with two outs and a runner on second...
  • Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter

    Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter
    After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery. Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't...
  • Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season

    Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season
    If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
  • Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace

    Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace
    After capping a 10-5 season by holding the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits over seven innings Wednesday night, it would seem axiomatic that Jake Arrieta would start the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 opener on April 6 against the Cardinals. But Arrieta, known...