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  1. Samardzija's All-Star nod shows dilemma

    Jesse Rogers

    Only the Chicago Cubs would trade away a top, homegrown pitcher the day before he makes his first All-Star Game, right? It either underscores how highly the front office thinks of shortstop prospect Addison Russell, acquired in Friday's trade of S...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Russell debuts; Soler, Bryant, Baez homer

    Jesse Rogers

    As former Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija was making his debut for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, so was the key player the Cubs got in return in the weekend trade for the All-Star right-hander. Addison Russell went 0-for-5 with two strike...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. Cubs' sell-off (almost) over

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein chooses his words carefully, and just hours after making a July 4 blockbuster deal that sent popular pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for younger prospects, ...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  4. Theo Epstein calls Chicago Cubs' trade with Oakland Athletics a '...

    Jesse Rogers

    Theo Epstein said acquiring top shortstop prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics on Friday, for veteran pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, was a "no-brainer" and something the team had to do, despite its need for young pitching.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  5. Chicago Cubs trade Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel to Oakland Athle...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  6. Arrieta nears a no-no again

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON - It was just one start ago that Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning in a 7-3 Cubs win against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. He did one better Monday by getting two outs into the eighth...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  7. Cubs praise Fenway Park crowd

    Jesse Rogers

    BOSTON - The Chicago Cubs were quick to praise the Fenway Park crowd after pitcher Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter through 7.33 innings Monday before Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew broke it up with a single. "Great fans," Jeff Sam...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  8. June a different story for Samardzija

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Maybe Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija really does have a bionic arm. Big pitch counts or rain delays, it doesn't matter to the right-hander: He's going to take the mound no matter what. Opposing teams must like what they see in his du...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction Game 2: Nationals 7, Cubs 2

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs dropped Game 2 of their doubleheader to the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Saturday night. Here's a quick look at the game. How it happened: After a rain delay in the fourth inning, the Nationals went to work on Jef...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  10. Despite win, too little too late for Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs catcher John Baker was asked if he wishes this version of his team was around at the beginning of the season. The Cubs are playing good baseball after beating the Washington Nationals again on Friday, 7-2, in another well-play...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. Samardzija just a big-game pitcher no more

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija admits he heard the criticism that he was only a big-game pitcher. In fact, his former manager told him so. "I remember Dale [Sveum] getting on me because he came out and told me sometimes in the big ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  12. Rapid Reaction: Reds 6, Cubs 1

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs lost 6-1 to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Here's a quick look at the game. How it happened: Billy Hamilton drove home Chris Heisey with the go-ahead run off of Hector Rondon in the top of the ninth inning ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  13. Series preview: Reds at Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs open a series with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Monday: Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.60) vs. Alfredo Simon (10-3, 3.05), 7:05 p.m. Tuesday: Jake Arrieta (3-1, 1.98) vs. Homer Bailey (7-3, 4.68), 7:05 p.m. Wednesday...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  14. Hammel open to returning to Cubs if traded

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If and when Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel is traded, the 31-year-old right-hander says it doesn't mean he's closing the door on his Cubs career. The would-be free agent is open to returning. "I would assume they are pretty happy wit...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  15. Epstein: Trade talk is speculation -- for now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- According to Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, there's more trade conversation about players such as pitcher Jeff Samardzija outside the front office than from within -- at least right now. "It [trade talk] doe...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  16. Jeff Samardzija talks 'status-quo'

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein refused to acknowledge rumors that the team and pitcher Jeff Samardzija have renewed talks in an effort to sign the pitcher to a long-term deal before the July 31 trading deadline. "We agreed earlier in the seas...

    Blog | June 17, 2014