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Reactions to the Huge Samardzija-Hammel Deal – How’d the Cubs Fare in the Eyes of Others?

Reactions to the Huge Samardzija-Hammel Deal – How’d the Cubs Fare in the Eyes of Others?

And some thoughts on the pitching market in the run-up to the deadline.

by July 6, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Theo Epstein Discusses the Samardzija/Hammel/Russell/McKinney/Straily Trade

Theo Epstein Discusses the Samardzija/Hammel/Russell/McKinney/Straily Trade

Russell was simply the best talent out there that the Cubs could get, and they’re thrilled to get him.

by July 5, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Fireworks: Chicago Cubs to Send Jeff Samardzija AND Jason Hammel to Oakland A’s (UPDATES)

Fireworks: Chicago Cubs to Send Jeff Samardzija AND Jason Hammel to Oakland A’s (UPDATES)

Addison Russell is reportedly in the deal, but many other players could be involved. (UPDATE: Early thoughts on the return for the Cubs.)

by July 4, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Hammel Trade Watch: Another Great Performance, Deal Timing, and Yankees Injury

Obsessive Hammel Trade Watch: Another Great Performance, Deal Timing, and Yankees Injury

Jason Hammel was excellent once again today, and a deal could be drawing near.

by July 4, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Samardzija Trade Watch: Another Totally Disinterested Executive is Posturing, Er, Evaluating

Obsessive Samardzija Trade Watch: Another Totally Disinterested Executive is Posturing, Er, Evaluating

There are reasonable debates to be had about Jeff Samardzija’s trade value, but it’s hard not to see the self-interest problem.

by July 4, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jed Hoyer Speaks: Making Early July Trades, Security, Wada, Fujikawa, More

Jed Hoyer Speaks: Making Early July Trades, Security, Wada, Fujikawa, More

It’s not as easy to plan to, and expect to, make an early July trade as folks might think.

BN Blogathon Sub-Offer: Force Me to Wear This Hat for 37 Hours Straight

BN Blogathon Sub-Offer: Force Me to Wear This Hat for 37 Hours Straight

Just wait ’til you see the best part …

by July 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
You’re Halfway to Locking Me Down for 30 Hours at the Trade Deadline

You’re Halfway to Locking Me Down for 30 Hours at the Trade Deadline

We’ve passed the $3,000 mark for Make-A-Wish, which is fantastic. But there’s a ways to go if you want truly outlandish coverage at the deadline.

by July 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Early Thoughts on (Presently) Quiet IFA Day for the Chicago Cubs

Early Thoughts on (Presently) Quiet IFA Day for the Chicago Cubs

Does it mean anything? Other than the fact that we jumped the gun on anticipating action?

International Free Agency Day is Here! Stay on Your Toes Today

International Free Agency Day is Here! Stay on Your Toes Today

The Cubs won’t be in on the biggest names, but they could be involved in some trades. Get ready.

Do Some Good, And Force Me to Blog for 37 Straight Hours at the Trade Deadline

Do Some Good, And Force Me to Blog for 37 Straight Hours at the Trade Deadline

You like trade rumors and you like constant coverage. So I’ve got an offer for you.

by July 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
IFA Period Opens Tomorrow: Everything You Need to Know for What Could Be a Busy Day

IFA Period Opens Tomorrow: Everything You Need to Know for What Could Be a Busy Day

While the Cubs won’t be in on any of the biggest names, they do have slots they could trade … and other possible deals to make.

by July 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Samardzija Trade Watch: Blue Jays Obsessing, Red Sox Scouting, Value Calculating

Obsessive Samardzija Trade Watch: Blue Jays Obsessing, Red Sox Scouting, Value Calculating

If an anonymous NL GM cautions that teams should be wary of Samardzija being too “wound,” you’d immediately see the self-interest, right?

by July 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Lester, Peavy, Red Sox, Headley, Royals, META Stuff

Lukewarm Stove: Lester, Peavy, Red Sox, Headley, Royals, META Stuff

Another rental arm muddying up the trade market? Blue Jays making alternative plans? More.

by June 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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