| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:51 PM
TORONTO -- Since the last weekend of the 2013 season, the Toronto Blue Jays sent at least 12 talent evaluators to watch Jeff Samardzija pitch until the former Chicago Cubs’ ace was dealt on July 5 to the Oakland Athletics.
But Monday night, it was...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Avisail Garcia's two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning Wednesday night rallied the White Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field, spoiling Jeff Samardzija's return to Chicago.
At the plate
The Sox loaded the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion.
Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:16 PM
KEY MOMENT: The managerial wheels spun early, with Oakland's Bob Melvin pulling the left-handed-hitting Josh Reddick for pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fourth inning. The Angels' Mike Scioscia countered by...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:06 PM
All games on WSCR-AM 670.
Season series: A's 2-1.
Monday: 7:10 p.m., CSN.
RH Sonny Gray (13-8, 3.25) vs. RH Hector Noesi (8-9, 4.70).
Tuesday: 7:10 p.m., CSN.
LH Jon Lester (13-10, 2.54) vs. LH John Danks (9-10, 5.12).
Wednesday: 7:10 p.m.,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:12 PM
It has been a crazy season for Jeff Samardzija, who managed to escape the sinking Cubs ship on July 5 to join the best team in baseball in Oakland.
A's general manager Billy Beane was recertified as a genius after sacrificing two of his top prospects,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:26 PM
A mix of polite applause and resentful boos greeted Adam Dunn on his first trip to the plate Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Dunn doesn't mind the boos so much this time around.
Back in Chicago eight days after being traded to the Athletics,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:47 AM
If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:13 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — The biggest mystery surrounding Tuesday's All-Star Game is where A's pitcher Jeff Samardzija will wind up.
Should Samardzija sit in the National League dugout with the players who voted him to their team as a Cub, or take a seat in...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 4:32 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates lead 4-2.
Monday: 6:05 p.m., WCIU-26.
RH Edwin Jackson (4-5, 4.59) vs. RH Charlie Morton (2-7, 3.31).
Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN.
LH Travis Wood (5-5, 5.04) vs. LH Francisco Liriano (1-6, 4.54)....
| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida.
Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...