JASON HAMMEL NEWS

Cubs bring back Hammel with two-year, $20 million contract

CHICAGO -- Jason Hammel never wanted to leave the Chicago Cubs, a team with decidedly increased expectations since he last pitcherd at Wrigley Field. Hammel and the Cubs finalized a $20 million, two-year contract Friday, a deal agreed to earlier in the week. The agreement includes a $12 million club option for 2017 with a $2 million buyout. If the option is exercised, the contract...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hammel and Cubs finalize $20M, 2-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) Jason Hammel never wanted to leave the Chicago Cubs. The team he is rejoining will have decidedly different expectations. Hammel and the Cubs finalized a $20 million, two-year contract to return to the Cubs, a deal agreed to earlier in the week. The contract includes a $12 million club option for 2017 with a $2 million buyout. If the option is exercised, the contract...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs news and notes: Jason Hammel, WLS-TV

The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel have agreed to terms on a two-year contract that includes a club option for the 2017 season. -Jason Hammel, 32, joins the Cubs organization for the second time this year, as he signed a one-year deal with the club for the 2014 campaign last February. The righthander went 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA (36 ER/108.2 IP) in 17 starts with...
Via The Sports Bank
14 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox, Also: How the Reds Quietly Won at the Winter Meetings

The story of the week was all about the Dodgers, whose new front office pulled off a trading frenzy that dramatically re-shaped the look of one of baseball’s strongest rosters. Before the Dodgers took over, though, all the conversations had to do with the Cubs, who added Jon Lester, Miguel Montero, and Jason Hammel within […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Jason Hammel

It is not a common occurrence that a player re-signs with the team that just traded him (*cough* Jon Lester *cough*), but Jason Hammel is proof positive that it can happen. The Cubs signed Hammel to a 2-year, $18 million deal with an option that could bring the final tally to $28 million. As far as middle-tier pitching options go, Hammel is right around the middle. Jason was a great...
Via Obstructed View
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs and Diamondbacks Discussing Miguel Montero

It’s rather obvious that the Chicago Cubs are serious about contending in 2015 and beyond. Fresh off signing Jason Hammel, the team appears to be nearing a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks for All-Star catcher Miguel Montero. Sources: #Cubs, #DBacks expected to talk about Montero again tonight. Teams have been engaged for weeks. Deal appears to be getting closer. — Ken Rosenthal...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs News: Cubs agree with SP Jason Hammel for two years

Starting pitcher Jason Hammel is coming back to Wrigley Field, and this time, it appears that he will not leave mid-season once again. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Hammel has agreed to terms on a $20-million contract, which includes two years for a $9-million AAV plus an option for 2017 with a $2-million buyout. #456105282 / gettyimages.com While Hammel is not the biggest...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Hammel, Cubs agree to $20M, 2-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that right-hander Jason Hammel has agreed to a $20 million, two-year contract to return to the Chicago Cubs. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not yet been announced. Hammel's deal includes a $12 million club option for 2017 with a $2 million buyout. If the...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Hammel; A’s trade Moss

The Chicago Cubs are bringing back an old friend, as they have signed right-handed starting pitcher Jason Hammel, to a 2 year, $18 million deal. Hammel, 32, was signed by the Cubs to a one-year deal last offseason, before trading him along with Jeff Samardzija, to the Oakland Athletics mid-season. Before the trade, Hammel exhibited great success, going 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA, but later...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel Returns to the Chicago Cubs

  VIRAL – Jason Hammel Signs with Chicago Cubs Jason Hammel, who was a part of the Jeff Samardzija trade from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland Athletics, is headed back to Wrigley Field. According to several sources, the Cubs signed the 32-year-old RHP to an $18 million contract over two seasons. Jason Hammel guaranteed $18 million over 2 years, source confirms @ChrisCotillo...
Via Sports Mockery
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Reach Agreement with Jason Hammel

The Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with right-hander Jason Hammel on a two-year deal for $18 million that includes an option year. Hammel started 2014 with Chicago with a one year deal worth $6 million, and went 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA for them, before a trade to the A’s. Overall, he was 10-11 with a 3.47 ERA. Hammel played for new Cubs manager Joe Maddon on the 2008 Tampa...
Via Baseball News Source
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Bring Back Jason Hammel

When the Cubs traded Jason Hammel to the A’s, Hammel made it clear that he’d enjoyed his time in Chicago and would be open to returning. He wasn’t kidding, apparently, he’s reportedly reached a deal to return to Chicago. According to Chris Cotillo, the deal is in the range of $18 million over two years […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel to return to Cubs

The Cubs will bring back pitcher Jason Hammel on a two year deal. Signed to a one-year deal worth $6 million last season the right hander played well for the Cubs before being sent to the Athletics in a trade that included Jeff Samardzija. Can confirm reports that Jason Hammel is returning to #Cubs — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 8, 2014 Hammel’s deal is done according...
Via Tireball.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Hammel Poised To Reunite With Chicago Cubs

Jason Hammel is close to signing a multi-year pact which would see the hurler return to the Chicago Cubs according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The 32-year old made 17 starts for the Cubs last season posting an impressive 2.98 earned run average before being dealt to the Oakland Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija trade. sources: jason hammel is close to a deal to return to the chicago...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Sign Hammel, Doubt Cast on Future With Lester

The ever changing temperature of the fans of the Chicago Cubs took a dive today with a Jon Heyman report that the team was close to a deal with former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel, a deal which Joel Sherman confirmed to be finalized. Jon Morosi tells us that the deal with Hammel is for two years and $18 Million, with an option for a third. The thought process has instantly become bleak...
Via World Series Dreaming
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs ‘close to a deal’ to bring back Jason Hammel

Some people are just so impatient. They have to have everything right here and now. Take the Cubs for example. They need starting pitching help, so they went out and got some tonight, rather than waiting until the Winter Meetings actually start tomorrow morning, you know, like normal civilized people would. sources: jason hammel is close to a deal to return to the chicago cubs...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs ‘close to a deal’ to bring back Jason Hammel

Some people are just so impatient. They have to have everything right here and now. Take the Cubs for example. They need starting pitching help, so they went out and got some tonight, rather than waiting until the Winter Meetings actually start tomorrow morning, you know, like normal civilized people would. sources: jason hammel is close to a deal to return to the chicago cubs...
Via Bloguin Best
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Jason Hammel close to a deal

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Jason Hammel is close to a deal to return to the Chicago Cubs. Heyman mentions that it is likely a multi-year deal. sources: jason hammel is close to a deal to return to the chicago cubs — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2014 Hammel, 32, had a 2.98 ERA in Chicago before he was acquired by the Oakland Athletics in 2014. He signed...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

So What Are the A’s Doing Anyway?

Four months ago, the A’s made the biggest splash of the summer, trading elite prospect Addison Russell in a package that landed them both Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. It was a clear go-for-it trade, giving up a player rated as one of the 5-10 best prospects in baseball in exchange for a short-term upgrade, […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics continue tear-down, trade Josh Donaldson to Blue Jays

Yoenis Cespedes was moved at the July trade deadline. Jon Lester and Jason Hammel are leaving town as free agents. And now, the Oakland Athletics are moving on from third baseman Josh Donaldson. The club has dealt Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package of four players – major league infielder Brett Lawrie, and prospects Franklin Barreto, Kendall Graveman, and Sean Nolin...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami could pursue Jason Hammel and Justin Masterson

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Miami Marlins are expressing interest in many starting pitchers on the free agent market this winter. The team has the ability to do so even after signing Giancarlo Stanton to a 13 year, $325 million deal. Stanton took a pay cut in the first two seasons so that the Marlins can go out and do something to build a contending team around...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The bargains of the 2015 MLB free agent class

In past years, I’ve often compared shopping in free agency to shopping at Whole Foods, in that everything is just more expensive than it should be. But given that I’m currently writing this post at my local Whole Foods — their oatmeal is actually pretty good, and not too expensive for mornings when work-from-home writers […]
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Cubs have spoken with Jason Hammel about a return

With the anticipation of seeing the results of a three-year rebuilding program, the Chicago Cubs have made themselves the hottest team so far in this offseason's rumor mill. One of the latest possibilities for the Cubs is the return of starting pitcher Jason Hammel, whom the Cubs traded to the Oakland Athletics in early July. The Cubs have spoken with Hammel about a possible return...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brendan McCarthy, Chris Capuano and Jason Hammel: The Yankee free agent targets poem

McCarthy, Capuano and Hammel.The Yankees top-targeted men,We'll accept any cost-controlled mammal. It's 2012 again.Hammel, Capuano, McCarthy...Hal sure is spending his dough!Let's plan the World Series party.Can we maybe add Derek Lowe?McCarthy, Hammel, Capuano...Our future sure looks keen.Another Alfonso Soriano.See you in 2018.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Jason Hammel Return to Wrigley?

Like kids with sugar plums dancing in their heads, Chicago Cubs fans have visions of Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and/or James Shields in their dreams. While the acquisition of any of the aforementioned would certainly go a long way towards improving the 73-89 club, it won’t be enough to solidify a team that hopes to be competing in 2015. Similarly, the Cubs have been looking at depth...
Via Sports Mockery
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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