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  • Cubs' 100-year rebuilding program

    With the recent trade of Jeff Samardzija, it has become official: The Cubs are the only team in baseball with a 100-year rebuilding program.   -- Mary Williams Stone, Wilmette
  • Oakland may soon regret trade with Cubs

    Farewell Jeff Samardzija. So long Jason Hammel. Goodbye to the only competent pitchers on the Cubs staff.   These two have been traded away in the Cub's process of -- let's all say this together -- rebuilding.   How often have longtime Cubs fans heard...
  • A's minor league OF Powell suspended 50 games

    The Sports Xchange A's minor league OF Powell suspended 50 games Oakland Athletics minor league outfielder Herschel "Boog" Powell was suspended 50 games without pay Monday after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of the Minor League Drug...
  • Athletics 4, Blue Jays 2

    (Updated: ADDS OF for Brad Glenn in Game Notebook) Athletics 4, Blue Jays 2: Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings in his Oakland debut as the host Athletics completed a four-game sweep of Toronto. Samardzija (3-7) struck out five and allowed one...
  • Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers

    Opportunity knocks for Cubs pitchers
    The trades of Scott Feldman and Matt Garza last July created opportunities for the Cubs' Chris Rusin and Jake Arrieta. This season, it appears at least three pitchers will get chances to prove their value to the Cubs in the wake of the trade that sent...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Preview: Cubs at Nationals

    Jake Arrieta attempts to follow up a strong performance and continue a torrid stretch of pitching when the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Sunday. Arrieta no-hit Boston for 7 2/3 innings on Monday before...
  • 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...