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Jeff Samardzija

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  • Blast rallies past Syracuse, clinches playoff berth

    Indoor soccer Blast rallies past Syracuse, clinches playoff berth The visiting Blast scored the last three goals to defeat the Syracuse Silver Knights, 12-10, on Friday night, clinching a Major Indoor Soccer League playoff spot and moving into a...
  • Cubs find a new way not to have pitching

    Cubs find a new way not to have pitching
    Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs. Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago. What is Theo Epstein doing wrong? Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...
  • Masahiro Tanaka deals blow to Cubs' sale of hope

     Masahiro Tanaka deals blow to Cubs' sale of hope
    According to the Japanese calendar, Wednesday marked the day the Cubs learned they are destined to wait as long as everybody thought for a National League pennant. Instead, many baseball fans in New York celebrated the Year of Tanaka from Times Square to...
  • Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser

    Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser
    The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija were on hand for Kerry Wood’s Woody’s Winter Warm-Up fundraiser Friday at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, but it was former Cub Mark Prior who guests seemed most...
  • Tough learning curve for Sveum, Ventura

    Tough learning curve for Sveum, Ventura
    Terry Francona was run out of Philadelphia before he became an overnight success in Boston. Bobby Cox, who soon will be on his way to the Hall of Fame as a manager, ran up a 262-323 record in his first stint as Braves manager. Clint Hurdle, the...
  • High-priced pick and pricier starter could accelerate Cubs timeline

    High-priced pick and pricier starter could accelerate Cubs timeline
    Kris Bryant wanted as much money as he could get. This being America, who is going to knock him for that? But as was the case with Albert Almora a year ago, it was really, really hard — impossible, almost — to picture the Cubs' first-round...
  • Why the rush to deal an ace?

    Why the rush to deal an ace?
    Nothing in sports drags incessantly like the countdown to baseball's trade deadline, not even the NFL preseason or a Chris Berman home run call. It seemingly begins shortly after opening day and lasts until July 31, when a brief respite from rumors...
  • Sox have more to lose — and they do

    Sox have more to lose — and they do
    Where have you gone, Carlos Zambrano? You too, Milton Bradley? On a night when the city was glued to a hockey game in Detroit, the 17th edition of the City Series began with thousands of empty seats at U.S. Cellular Field, each reflecting Chicago's...
  • Samardzija gives Cubs something, but what?

    Samardzija gives Cubs something, but what?
    The Cubs’ 2013 season has been over for months --- since last year, actually --- so it would seem there’s nothing to see here. Unless you view this as part of the 2015 spring training, long rumored to be the year the Cubs finally stop...
  • Epstein should do right thing: Bring Sveum back

    Epstein should do right thing: Bring Sveum back
    "What I want to avoid is the middle ground. It'd be nice to make the playoffs or get a protected draft pick. We're not hiding that. There's no glory in 78 wins instead of 73. Who cares?'' — Cubs President Theo Epstein to me in spring training...
  • Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up

    Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up
    Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field. In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
  • Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

     Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings
    1. Dodgers (2): Matt Kemp may yet provide a lift for the team that went 42-12 in July and August. One thing they're not doing is hitting for power. Their 19 homers in August were the third fewest among NL teams. 2. Tigers (1): Miguel Cabrera remains the...