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  • Dejected Cubs 'spit out a bad ballgame'

    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

    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...
  • Bonifacio, Lake return to Cubs' lineup

    Bonifacio, Lake return to Cubs' lineup
    PITTSBURGH -- Leadoff batter Emilio Bonifacio returns to the lineup Thursday night as the Chicago Cubs hope to provide enough support for Jeff Samardzija against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bonifacio didn't start Wednesday night for only the eight time this...
  • Cubs' Arrieta extends scoreless streak

    Cubs' Arrieta extends scoreless streak
    PHILADELPHIA – Jake Arrieta knows about expectations dating back to his days as the opening day starter with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. Since joining the Chicago Cubs last July, Arrieta has shown brief flashes of dominance offset by bouts of...
  • Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote

    Cubs' Castro, Samardzija named to NL All-Stars; Rizzo on Final Vote
    WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time. Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
  • Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure

     Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure
    WASHINGTON — Near the end of Saturday's conference call, President Theo Epstein stressed the crux of the Cubs' six-player trade with the Athletics. "This trade had nothing to do with Starlin Castro," said Epstein, who called agent Paul Kinzer to...
  • Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • 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' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot

    Cubs' Villanueva takes Samardzija's spot
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday. This also could serve as an audition...
  • Cubs manager comfortable with 8-man bullpen

    Cubs manager comfortable with 8-man bullpen
    PITTSBURGH — In another sign that the Cubs are protecting their young arms, manager Rick Renteria said Thursday there are no current plans to trim the eight-man bullpen they have carried since April 24. "It gives us an opportunity to make sure...
  • Marlins' patience sets a good example for Cubs

     Marlins' patience sets a good example for Cubs
    PHILADELPHIA — Justin Ruggiano saw the latest phase of the Marlins' rebuilding program while spending the previous two seasons in Miami after 2,910 at-bats in the minors. As frustrating as it was for Marlins players and fans to see veterans such...
  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players.  But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories.  Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...