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  • A Cubs trade to remember

    A Cubs trade to remember
    Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence. Even if that’s...
  • 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...
  • Dejected Cubs 'spit out a bad ballgame'

    WASHINGTON — After learning late Friday that Jeff Samardzija had been traded to the Athletics, Cubs reliever James Russell had a final moment with his longtime teammate. "We shared a beer and a cigarette and sent him on his way," Russell said a...
  • Sorry, Samardzija. You're not in the Cubs' World Series plans

    So what are Cubs fans going to talk about now that they can't speculate when Jeff Samardzija is going to be dealt? While you were drinking beer this weekend and either blowing up stuff or watching other people blow up stuff, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer...
  • 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...
  • Jake Peavy has been in Jeff Samardzija's shoes

    Jake Peavy has been in Jeff Samardzija's shoes
    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...
  • Coach Manny Ramirez ready to report for work

    Manny Ramirez will make his debut as player-coach with the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A Iowa affiliate on Thursday at Colorado Springs. Ramirez, 42, has spent most of the past three weeks working out at the Cubs' facility in Mesa, Ariz., in preparation for his...
  • Ramirez to join Iowa on Thursday

    Controversial slugger Manny Ramirez will make his debut as player-coach with the Chicago Cubs' Triple-Iowa affiliate on Thursday at Colorado Springs. Ramirez, 42, has spent most of the past three weeks working out at the Cubs' facility in Mesa, Ariz.,...
  • Manny Ramirez happy to help, has no regrets

     Manny Ramirez happy to help, has no regrets
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Politicians roll into Iowa every four years to get a head start on their presidential campaigns. Manny Ramirez, Iowa's newest resident, isn't running for anything. In fact he's seemingly running away from some things, trying...
  • Memory lane for Cubs' Hoyer

    Memory lane for Cubs' Hoyer
    BOSTON -- With the exception of Theo Epstein, it was quite the reunion Monday for Chicago Cubs executives Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Kyle Evans. The front office threesome returned to Fenway Park in what Hoyer described as “a little bit of a...
  • Theo Epstein looks to future, skips trip to past

    Theo Epstein looks to future, skips trip to past
    This week's long-anticipated Fenway Park homecoming for Cubs President Theo Epstein has been postponed due to circumstances beyond his control. Epstein instead will have to watch the Cubs-Red Sox series on TV from his Wrigleyville residence because of...