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Jason Hammel

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  • Angels can hear Oakland's call to arms, but will they answer it?

    The Oakland Athletics made their intentions clear last week when they bolstered an already stout rotation by trading for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and right-hander Jason Hammel. The best team in baseball won't be satisfied with a third straight...
  • A's Cespedes to defend derby crown

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's official. Oakland Athletics left fielder Yonenis Cespedes will defend his title at the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Target Field, on the eve of the All-...
  • Parity provides hope along with mediocrity

     Parity provides hope along with mediocrity
    MINNEAPOLIS — Parity has been one of the biggest stories of baseball's first half, with almost everyone still in the wild-card hunt. "Parity is good," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said recently. "More people are in it. Hope is always good."...
  • Alcantara looks great, now send him back down

    Alcantara looks great, now send him back down
    The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem: Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
  • MLB team-by-team midterm grades

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB team-by-team midterm grades With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the...
  • First-inning mistake hurts Samardzija

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH SEATTLE -- Righty Jeff Samardzija got his chance to match up with one of the American League's elite pitchers on Friday night, and the newest Athletic proved he was up for the task....
  • Gray, A's avoid sweep in Seattle

    The Sports Xchange By Scott Johnson, The Sports Xchange Gray, A's avoid sweep in Seattle SEATTLE -- The hobbled Oakland A's needed a jolt of momentum heading into the All-Star Break, and starting pitcher Sonny Gray provided it Sunday afternoon. Gray...
  • Cubs midseason report: 'Better days lie ahead'

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Cubs midseason report: 'Better days lie ahead' CHICAGO -- The Cubs are playing a waiting game. On the field, they look for eventual payoff from a now well-stocked farm system and subsequent...
  • Cubs' Arrieta ready to lead in final start of half

    With the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, Jake Arrieta said he’s ready to take on a more prominent role with the Chicago Cubs as he makes his final start of the first half Friday against the Atlanta Braves. “It’s a...
  • A's unsure where Pomeranz will fit upon return

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH SAN FRANCISCO -- The A's welcomed back left-hander Drew Pomeranz to on-field activities during their two-game visit to San Francisco, but Oakland manager Bob Melvin was not able to...
  • Half-season awards: Trout clear MVP

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: MLB Insider Column Half-season awards: Trout clear MVP One of baseball's many quirks is that it does not delineate the first half and second half of the season at the midway point...