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Jeff Samardzija

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  • A look at each division entering the second half of the season

    Bud Selig's fondest dream in his last year as commissioner, much as it has been every other year, is competitive balance. The National League surely is answering his every wish, then. The top seven teams in the 15-team league are separated by only two...
  • A's find no comfort in AL West cushion

    OAKLAND, Calif. You would think a franchise-record 59 wins at the All-Star break would buy a club more breathing room than the 11/2-game edge the Oakland A's have as second-half play resumes Friday. Welcome to the American League West, home of the...
  • Oakland Athletics - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH They would never admit it publicly, but you have to know Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and manager Bob Melvin aren't bothered at all to see the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hanging...
  • Donaldson's walk-off propels A's past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Donaldson's walk-off propels A's past Orioles OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night, and it looked as if the Baltimore Orioles...
  • Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher --...
  • MLB, Part II: Trade Deadline, Postseason Awards And Much More

    Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline. But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs president Theo Epstein...
  • A's already set up to roll through the postseason

    A's already set up to roll through the postseason
    Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline. But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs President Theo Epstein concocted...
  • Cubs prospects soaking up big league experience

    Cubs prospects soaking up big league experience
    MESA, Ariz. — Shortly after front-line pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded to the Athletics two weeks ago, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva spoke of the importance of veterans in mentoring young players being promoted from the...
  • Cubs pitchers face huge challenge in 2nd half

    Cubs pitchers face huge challenge in 2nd half
    PHOENIX — It took a respectable pitching performance from rookie Kyle Hendricks to help the Cubs snap a season-high six-game losing streak July 10 and begin to eliminate lingering theories about the skid being linked to the trade of starters Jeff...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Alcantara looks great, now send him back down

    Alcantara looks great, now send him back down
    The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem: Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
  • MLB team-by-team midterm grades

    The Sports Xchange By Rick Kaplan, The Sports Xchange MLB team-by-team midterm grades With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the...