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  • Cubs' 100-year rebuilding program

    With the recent trade of Jeff Samardzija, it has become official: The Cubs are the only team in baseball with a 100-year rebuilding program.   -- Mary Williams Stone, Wilmette
  • Oakland may soon regret trade with Cubs

    Farewell Jeff Samardzija. So long Jason Hammel. Goodbye to the only competent pitchers on the Cubs staff.   These two have been traded away in the Cub's process of -- let's all say this together -- rebuilding.   How often have longtime Cubs fans heard...
  • Cubs newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'

    In the eighth inning Friday night against Northwest Arkansas, Midland Rockhounds manager Aaron Nieckula felt his trainer tap him on the shoulder. A text message from A's management carried news about prized shortstop Addison Russell that traveled...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • All-Stars, left-handed pitchers are Orioles' top trade chips in Double-A Bowie

    All-Stars, left-handed pitchers are Orioles' top trade chips in Double-A Bowie
    Last week’s deal between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that included top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off baseball's trade season in...
  • Angels can hear Oakland's call to arms, but will they answer it?

    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...
  • High-A Frederick features several second-tier trade chips for Orioles

    High-A Frederick features several second-tier trade chips for Orioles
    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...
  • Young Cubs fall to Reds as streak reaches 6 games

    CINCINNATI — Youth is being served on the Cubs' roster. But latest arrivals Arismendy Alcantara, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks would like to be more than appetizers before the likes of Kris Bryant and Javier Baez arrive. Alcantara displayed...
  • Anthony Rizzo garners 8.8 million All-Star votes

    Anthony Rizzo garners 8.8 million All-Star votes
    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-...
  • Cubs' Arrieta ready to lead in final start of half

    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. “It’s a...