Posts tagged "Jeff Samardzija"

Sunday Notes

Sunday Notes
Welp!  I finally got that stomach bug that has been running through the family this Thanksgiving week, but at least I got to feast before I had to, um, eliminate.  That’s probably the biggest news of the week so far in the land of the Cubs (no exaggeration, there’s been nothing so far) but the... Read more »

As the Shark Turns....(Update: Or not?)

As the Shark Turns....(Update: Or not?)
Mere months after being traded to the Oakland Athletics to drive that club’s failed postseason push, former Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija looks to be on the move again:   AL source says A’s are involved in multi-player deal. On verge of trading big piece for three or four players. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) November 29,... Read more »

Adherence to the Plan is Key for Cubs

Adherence to the Plan is Key for Cubs
As the first portion of the off-season winds away and we move into Thanksgiving, a seemingly pervasive attitude among some fans is that the Cubs are losing on their quest to be competitive for the first time in the Theo Epstein era.  Stemming from losing Russell Martin to the Toronto Blue Jays and not signing... Read more »
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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 »

Rooting Interests

Rooting Interests
Bunt jokes!  Ned Yost!  Small market teams!  The American League Wild Card play-in game had it all! First, there was Yost:   Ned Yost shows why he’s a terrible manager http://t.co/9r6TDxJtSb — ESPN.com’s SweetSpot (@espn_sweet_spot) October 1, 2014   You may recall that Yost helmed the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 when they were battling one... Read more »

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 »
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Links and Thoughts That Might Interest You

Links and Thoughts That Might Interest You
We’ve got a few hours before Edwin Jackson‘s next-to-last start (barring some weird occurrence) before the non-waiver trade deadline, so here’s a look at random happenings on the internet regarding the Cubs and MLB… Oh those Astros… I linked to a fantastic Baseball Prospectus article on the Brady Aiken-Houston Astros mess in a previous blog,... 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 »

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 »
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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 »