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Jeff Samardzija

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  • What Tom Ricketts should have said

    It's not so much what Tom Ricketts said, but what he didn't. He said he got rid of general manager Jim Hendry (almost a month ago, actually, but more on that later). Great. Excellent. Good move. But then the Cubs' Fanboy Owner said he will pursue...
  • White Sox ahead of Cubs in rebuilding race

     White Sox ahead of Cubs in rebuilding race
    In a chair at the end of a dark hallway behind the visitors' dugout at Wrigley Field sat the brightest star in Chicago baseball. White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wore a red-and-white-striped apron as a barber gave him a pregame buzz Monday, three...
  • Sighting: Bears players sing karaoke at Timothy O'Toole's

    Sighting: Bears players sing karaoke at Timothy O'Toole's
    The Bears’ Kyle Long and Jermon Bushrod treated patrons at Timothy O’Toole’s in Gurnee to a couple tunes Wednesday at the bar’s karaoke night. The teammates and Virginia natives mostly sang country songs, according to Timothy O'...
  • Yankees bring reminders of Cubs' shortcomings

    Yankees bring reminders of Cubs' shortcomings
    For kicks Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against the Yankees, the Cubs should give out horseshoes and fake hand grenades to the first 20,000 fans to celebrate coming close. Before you scoff, consider the Cubs have tried worse marketing ideas — and...
  • Danks gets it right

    Danks gets it right
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum helped out the White Sox, and John Danks did the rest on Saturday night. The White Sox’s left-handed starter has had more trouble with left-handed hitters than righties this season. His confidence in throwing his changeup to...
  • Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language

    Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language
    Cubs season-ticket renewals went out this week. Yeah, baby, seize on that Manny Acta mania. Or is it Rick Renteria fever? No, wait, it’s Dave Martinez delirium. The good news for season-ticket holders is the Cubs will not raise prices next...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Castro deal could provide pitching for Cubs

    Castro deal could provide pitching for Cubs
    The kids got Dale Sveum. The Cubs’ young players believed to be the core of the future didn’t develop the last two years -- in fact, they got worse -- and that sounded like the big reason Theo Epstein whacked his manager. Epstein also...
  • If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'

    If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'
    The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: As an investor in “Dallas Buyers Club,’’ not to mention a cameo as a bartender, Adam Dunn might leave spring training for Sunday’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. For...
  • Two plans for Cubs

    Two plans for Cubs
    I love the way the Cubs stories are about the fifth starter’s job, like this one about James McDonald’s injury or this one about Chris Rusin’s four good innings. Here’s the question: Aren’t all Cubs pitchers No. 5...