Posts tagged "Jason Hammel"

Something Something Jon Lester

Something Something Jon Lester
So are you eager to hear Jon Lester‘s decision? Tough luck…we’ll have to wait just a bit more:   interested parties believe the eagerly awaited lester call could come as early as tomorrow #redsox #cubs #SFGiants #dodgers — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2014 Now there’s some sort of good news on that front: Sources:... Read more »

Jason Hammel's Coming (Back) to Town (UPDATES: Contract details)

Jason Hammel's Coming (Back) to Town (UPDATES: Contract details)
The news came last night while most of us were slumbering, but here during one of my prep periods, I am able to summarize the news of Jason Hammel‘s potential return to the Chicago Cubs: Hammel signed last year for $6 million over one year but was expected to get a multiyear deal this year.... Read more »

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015

Cubs Will Look to Fortify the Roster to Compete in 2015
As the season winds down, with the World Series getting set to begin, the most anticipated off-season of the Epstein/ Hoyer era is just around the corner.  Next season will be the first that the Cubs make a conscious and concerted effort to win, with the expressed goal being to win the NL Central.  While... Read more »
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Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut

Dan Straily Primed to Make Cubs Debut
After today’s 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, we found out that Dan Straily would be making his Cubs debut on Saturday at Citi Field against the Mets.  Straily was acquired from the A’s in the July 4th deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for Straily, Addison Russell, and Billy McKinney.... Read more »

If the Cubs have money, who do they spend it on?

If the Cubs have money, who do they spend it on?
Today, just for the sake of thought exercises, let’s pretend that the Cubs can indeed spend a lot of money this offseason and that they can get whomever they want to fill in the gaps in a roster on the rise.  We will have to work with a few assumptions here: As stated in the... Read more »

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel
I am trying to write about the trade but every time I start thinking about Addison Russell with Bryant and Baez… pic.twitter.com/mADmg40hf9 — dabynsky (@dabynsky) July 7, 2014 I’ve been trying to write about the blockbuster trade that brought Addison Russell and others to the Cubs for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel for days now.... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: You say goodbye, and I say hello

Ivy's Roundup: You say goodbye, and I say hello
If you’re just coming back from the Stone Age where there was no internet or people who cared about sports, this happened.  If you want some cheering up though…   Epstein hopes this is #Cubs‘ last year as sellers http://t.co/Pq5bE0y8rK via @cubs — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 5, 2014 Now that you’re done catching up,... Read more »

A Fourth of July holiday to remember...thanks Cubs! (UPDATE: Trade official)

A Fourth of July holiday to remember...thanks Cubs! (UPDATE: Trade official)
My family came into Chicago in the middle of the night so that’s how I started my Fourth of July.  We got to go to the Museum of Science and Industry, eat Thai food, then hung out until we got some Chicago-style deep dish pizza prior to fireworks.  Since we live on the South Side... Read more »

Jason Hammel Hug Watch (UPDATE: A's as Partners?!)

Jason Hammel Hug Watch (UPDATE: A's as Partners?!)
The bigger news than the Cubs four game winning streak pulling them to eight under .500 for the first time since April 25th was Jason Hammel. Not Jason Hammel‘s performance, which was solid but unspectacular, but his comments about being pulled from the game. Hammel: “I would have liked to have stayed out there in... Read more »
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Ivy's Roundup: Cubs Fogged Up

Ivy's Roundup: Cubs Fogged Up
Welp, the Cubs lost another series that could have been winnable, except for the part where most of the lineup not named Rizzo, Castro or Valbuena is OPSing under .700 (yes, that’s bad).  At least the Cubs got Welington Castillo back from the disabled list Cubs lineup 6/22. Castillo activated & available on the bench.... Read more »