| Jul 8, 2014
| 11:15 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Last week’s trade between the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that includes top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off the MLB trade season in...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:03 PM
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.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Welington Castillo will make his first start at catcher Monday night since returning from the 15-day disabled list when the Chicago Cubs play host to the Cincinnati Reds.
Castillo, who missed nearly three weeks because of rib cage inflammation, struck...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:43 AM
It's not that Jeff Samardzija would turn down $85 million from the Cubs, it's why would the Cubs offer him even that much?
As an employee for the company that holds a 5 percent stake in the Chicago National League Ball Club, I need to know how stupid...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:18 PM
The only sense of dejection from Jake Arrieta late Tuesday night stemmed from the probability that he might not have Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel as teammates for much longer.
“I’ve always wanted to pitch at a high level for whatever...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Both Chicago managers were jeered Tuesday night, though Robin Ventura probably couldn’t hear White Sox fans shouting at their TVs from his dugout spot in Baltimore, some 700 miles away.
It was one of those rare nights of Chicago baseball symmetry,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:16 PM
PHILADELPHIA – Jake Arrieta knows about expectations dating back to his days as the opening day starter with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012.
Since joining the Chicago Cubs last July, Arrieta has shown brief flashes of dominance offset by bouts of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players. But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories. Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:17 PM
MIAMI -- After receiving his seventh no-decision in puzzling season, ace Jeff Samardzija insisted late Tuesday night that he was unaware of any suggestion that the Chicago Cubs were making a late push to sign him to an extension in the midst of...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:14 PM
MIAMI — Third baseman Kris Bryant caught the eye of several Cubs players in spring training, so they were among the least surprised Wednesday with his long-awaited promotion from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa, where he will join top prospect...