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  1. Rumors heat up on Samardzija-to-White Sox

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- In need of a right-handed starter with a proven track record, the Chicago White Sox appear to have strong interest in making a trade to add Jeff Samardzija into the fold. Multiple reports say that the White Sox have targeted the Oakland...

    Blog | November 29, 2014
  2. Does Garza move mean Peavy's next?

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy could end up being the next pitcher to be traded now that the Chicago Cubs moved Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. Peavy said Monday that he only puts thought into being traded when he's asked about i...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  3. Stock on rise for Cubs starter Matt Garza

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Trade rumors surrounding Matt Garza will only grow now that the Chicago Cubs right-hander has been dominating for two consecutive outings. How will Garza handle the chatter moving forward? "I'm looking forward to the next five days,"...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  4. Cubs on fast track at GM meetings

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' front office will go prospecting in the California desert this week, looking for a lead on a starting pitcher or two. Fresh off the collapse of a trade with the Los Angeles Angels this weekend that would have landed ri...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  5. A ruthless Soriano piles on Giants

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Alfonso Soriano didn't want to go to San Francisco via a trade and on Friday the Chicago Cubs left fielder added insult to injury by unloading a home run and three RBIs on the first-place Giants. The situation wasn't lost on Soriano, wh...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  6. Deadline drama has weighed on Dempster

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Seemingly worn down by the process of the approaching non-waiver trade deadline, Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster said Monday that he might have made some missteps along the way. That doesn't exactly come as good news to the segment o...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  7. Value of Cubs' Maholm could be on rise

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- With Ryan Dempster possibly off the trade market now, the Chicago Cubs could end up taking a closer look at what red-hot pitcher Paul Maholm would fetch on the open market. Maholm is on a run of five consecutive starts of six innings...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  8. Sveum not thinking risk with Dempster start

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Dempster took the mound in a Chicago Cubs uniform Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates after he rejected a deal this week that would have sent him to the Atlanta Braves. Asked about the risk starting a pitcher who could be t...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  9. Cubs' Maholm roaring into trade deadline

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- With the non-waiver trade deadline approaching, the Chicago Cubs' hottest pitcher isn't Ryan Dempster or Matt Garza. Paul Maholm continued his impressive run in some familiar territory as he handcuffed his former team, the Pittsburgh...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  10. Beloved Dempster is losing fan support

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- This Ryan Dempster situation was supposed to be so simple. The veteran of nine seasons in a Chicago Cubs uniform was expected to leave the team this month, land a pitching prospect to help the team in the future and then return to th...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  11. Cubs expect Garza to be out until Monday

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- With his wife expecting, Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza is scheduled to head back to Chicago ahead of the team and will probably not be ready to pitch again until Monday. With the non-waiver trade deadline at 3 p.m. Tuesday, there i...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  12. Rumored deals would gut Cubs' rotation

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- Can one team lose three-fifths of its rotation to trades in a three-game series? Don't count on it said Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum, whose starters Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Paul Maholm all have been mentioned in possible tra...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  13. Garza's cramp has potential to alter market

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Cubs insist that Matt Garza had nothing more than a cramp in his arm Saturday, but with the non-waiver trade deadline just 10 days away, will other teams be scared off from making a deal? Garza threw three scoreless inning...

    Blog | July 21, 2012
  14. Dempster ambushed amidst trade talk

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- At least one major-league scout cringed Friday over the reality that Ryan Dempster was getting one more start in a Chicago Cubs uniform before possibly being traded. The scout, who is with an American League club not currently in the ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  15. Hard to deny trade appeal of Dempster

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- There is no way Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster doesn't look attractive to contenders who will need pitching help in the second half. The issue, of course, is how much those contenders are willing to offer the Cubs in return for th...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  16. Cubs GM Hoyer says trade talks on rise

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer isn't even bothering with new and creative ways to say "None of your business," as the most rumor-oriented time of the season gets into full swing. So while other GMs play it coy with the media wit...

    Blog | July 14, 2012