| 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
| 5:06 PM
CINCINNATI — Manager Rick Renteria called a team meeting after Thursday's 6-4, 12-inning victory that ignited a loud roar from the visitor's clubhouse.
Renteria broke the news that Anthony Rizzo won the National League Final Vote to Tuesday's All-...
| 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 30, 2014
| 7:24 PM
BOSTON — The chance to run his hometown team wasn't as attractive at this time for Jason McLeod as the opportunity — he hopes — to watch many prospects blossom into major league stars.
McLeod told reporters Monday that he will remain...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:35 PM
BOSTON — Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been traded twice to contending teams, so he understands what Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija is experiencing with the July 31 trade deadline looming.
"It's a crazy time in your life," said Peavy, who spoke with...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A refrain that is all too familiar to Cubs fans: "Wait till next year," also will apply to top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who hit 22 home runs at Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa and hitting another home run in his debut...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.”...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:36 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Reds lead 3-2.
Monday: 7:05 p.m., WCIU-26.
RH Alfredo Simon (10-3, 3.05) vs. RH Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.60).
Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN.
RH Homer Bailey (7-3, 4.68) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (3-1, 1.98)....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:37 PM
After popping up a sacrifice bunt attempt that landed in the glove of Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his leg before retreating to the dugout Monday night.
Samardzija's frustration was understandable,...
| 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...