Cubs Rumors: Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel could be dealt at trade deadline

The last two years, the Chicago Cubs have traded away some of their starting pitchers in their staff in order to improve their farm system. Some of those pitchers include Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster, as both were dealt to the Texas Rangers in separate trades.This season likely won't be any different. Two of their pitchers who could be on the trading block this season are Jeff...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Rizzo getting laugh at lefties' expense

Jason Hammel got a laugh at Anthony Rizzo's expense Wednesday night after the Chicago Cubs' first baseman mistakenly congratulated Hammel on earning his first National League win. Hammel, who beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in his Cubs' debut on April 3 and won 27 games with the Colorado Rockies from 2009-11, shared Rizzo's mistake with the media. Although Rizzo tried...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel and the Chicago Cubs Rotation

The Chicago Cubs lost a key addition in Masahiro Tanaka, who eventually signed a seven-year deal with the New York Yankees worth $155 million. Without Tanaka, the Cubs lost a key role that could have been filled in their starting rotation and a future ace. With that, the Cubs secured Baltimore Oriole starter Jason Hammel to a one-year deal last week worth $6 million. Although Hammel...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs 2014 Payroll: $84.5 million

This is the team, minus Jason Hammel. Let's take a look at the numbers. The opening day payroll in 2013 was $104,150,726. This would represent a decrease of 18.9%. In 2013 figures, $84.5 million would be 19th in the majors. They would be 4th in the NL Central (Pittsburgh is last in the Central with around $66.2 million).  John from Cubs Den had a source say that the Cubs would...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel: the Chicago Cubs most significant offseason signing?

The addition of veteran right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel to a one-year, $6 million contract should allow the Chicago Cubs to slot their pitchers in positions of strength and provide the Cubs with additional depth and roster flexibility to make trades before or during the 2014 season. Hammel enjoys a five-pitch arsenal which includes 92 to 95 mph four- and two-seam fastballs,...
Via The Sports Bank
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Bolster Pitching – Hammel Signed for One Year

CHICAGO – Pending a physical examination, the Chicago Cubs have offered a one year, $6 million dollar deal to free-agent pitcher Jason Hammel.  Chicago has not formally confirmed this announcement. In 2012, Hammel accumulated an 8-6 record last with the Baltimore Orioles.  He pitched 118 innings over twenty starts, posting a 3.43 ERA.    On 2013, his season record fell to 7...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel ‘closing in’ on decision

Free agent starting pitcher Jason Hammel represents a good value at this point in the off-season. While high-profile guys like Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez are still holding out for big money, Hammel will likely be willing to settle for a lower deal as he tries to re-establish his value. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Hammel has had conversations with a number...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles first half report card

Ok I am going to be frank, coming into the season I had no expectations for the Baltimore Orioles. Years of futility plus an assortment of questionable offseason trades didn’t give the fans much faith. Take that and mix in an incredibly deep AL East and you have a recipe for disaster. And yet, here we are. At the halfway point of the season the Orioles stand at 45-40, and somehow...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors time to upgrade the pitching staff

As the season reaches its halfway point teams start to look towards the future, and that can only mean one thing. The trading season has begun. For teams at the top with the playoffs in sight they can bolster their chances with a big new name and for the cellar dwellers it is time to pick up some prospects and hope next year is another chance for the franchise. So far this season...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays accused of stealing signs

Toronto has once again been accused of stealing their opponent's signs, this time by Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel, who alluded to it after taking the loss on Wednesday.

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May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

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