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  • Cubs' hitters fail in clutch in loss to Reds

    Cubs' hitters fail in clutch in loss to Reds
    CINCINNATI — The Cubs have learned to brace themselves for Edwin Jackson's mercurial ways. Monday night's 9-3 loss to the Reds was no different as Jackson struggled early, settled into a comfortable pattern before failing to get a key out. But...
  • Chavez, A's handle slumping Giants

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Chavez, A's handle slumping Giants OAKLAND, Calif. -- When the Oakland A's made a blockbuster trade with the Chicago Cubs last weekend and added right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to...
  • Hammel to make A's debut Wednesday

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jason Hammel officially reported to the A's on Monday, two days after he and fellow right-hander Jeff Samardzija were traded Chicago Cubs to Oakland in a five-...
  • Bryant, Russell, Baez rated as top-7 MLB prospects

    Bryant, Russell, Baez rated as top-7 MLB prospects
    CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs' claim that the acquisition of shortstop Addison Russell strengthened their farm system was validated Monday by Baseball America's midseason top 50 prospect list. Russell, acquired from the Oakland Athletics in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A's acquire Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: adds quotes and details A's acquire Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs The Oakland A's acquired starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in a multi-player trade that was finalized...
  • Billy Beane's latest blockbuster trade

    Quick thoughts on the Oakland Athletics' monster, stunning, mind-blowing, typically-Beane-ian deal with the Cubs for potential ace Jeff Samardzija and solid starter Jason Hammel for several top prospects: When I talked to Billy Beane in May, he...
  • Ex-Cub Samardzija wins his debut with A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija was pitching in the first inning of his Oakland A's debut Sunday, and things weren't going as planned. Samardzija gave up one-out singles to Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Munenori Kawasaki and left...
  • Arrieta's solid outing wasted in loss to Nationals

    WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
  • Game roundup: Samardzija wins debut for A's

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: adds final game Game roundup: Samardzija wins debut for A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- Right-hander Jeff Samardzija made a strong first impression in his debut Sunday afternoon for the Oakland A's. Samardzija allowed just one...