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Jason Hammel

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  • Rizzo's expectations for 2015? NL Central title

    MILWAUKEE — After capping a rebound season Sunday with his 32nd home run, Anthony Rizzo quickly responded when asked about the Cubs' expectations for 2015. "To be the National League Central champs," Rizzo said after the Cubs wrapped up a...
  • Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality

    Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality
    Considering the constant auditions conducted by the Cubs in the second half, using the likes of Jae Kuk Ryu and Ryan O’Malley for a start wouldn’t have seemed like an outrageous each. Ryu and O’Malley each started games for the Cubs in...
  • Boring: Major League Baseball's non-descript 2014

    More than six months after it began with a splash in Australia, baseball's 2014 regular-season grind comes to a close Sunday. Barring a spectacular October, it wasn't a particularly memorable year by any stretch of the imagination. Strikeouts...
  • Addison Russell ready for anything with Cubs

    Addison Russell ready for anything with Cubs
    After missing nine weeks with a right hamstring tear and getting traded despite his distinction as the Athletics' top prospect, Addison Russell believes he's ready for anything the Cubs may throw at him. "This year threw me a curveball," Russell said...
  • Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts

    Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts
    The big trade deadline shoe dropped early Thursday morning, and it landed in an unexpected place for an unexpected value. The Boston Red Sox dealt their ace and pending free agent left-hander Jon Lester as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes and some cash to...
  • 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...
  • Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways

    Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways
    Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs. I have no idea what they were doing winning – a season-high five games in a row – but they had to stop that. And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    If (Theo) Epstein continues trading every starting pitcher with value, who will pitch in 2015?  Does he expect Edwin Jackson to pitch every day? At this rate, the Cubs won't enjoy sustained success in this century. --Jaime G., Universal City, Texas...
  • 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' 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...