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Athletics left-hander Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

What’s Cubs’ Interest In Hamels Mean In Lester Sweepstakes?

The Cubs have now shown they have money available to chase a big-name pitcher.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Cole Hamels. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs On Hamels’ Approved Trade List

Still, executing a deal would be difficult with Philadelphia’s big asking price.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Cole Hamels. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Levine: Hamels Makes Sense, But Deal Would Be Difficult

The Phillies’ asking price is sky high, and the Cubs won’t part with a Baez or Bryant.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

White Sox left-hander John Danks. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Heyman: Danks Is Yankees’ ‘Most Likely’ Target

The Yankees are in search of rotation depth after a string of injuries.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

Travis Wood #37 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Murphy’s Homer In 9th Lifts Cubs Past Phillies 5-2

Donnie Murphy hit a tiebreaking three-run shot in the ninth inning for his second homer of the game, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

08/07/2013

Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies leaps over Alejandro De Aza  on a double play during a game at Citizens Bank Park on July 14, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

White Sox Lose To Phillies 4-3 In 10 Innings

John Mayberry Jr. hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Sunday.

07/14/2013

Bryce Harper. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Cole Hamels Suspended 5 Games For Throwing at Harper

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has been suspended five games for intentionally throwing at Washington rookie Bryce Harper.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Bryce Harper. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals GM Calls Hamels’ Hit On Harper ‘Gutless, Classless’ Act

With two outs in the first inning of yesterday’s Nationals-Phillies game, Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels plunked rookie Bryce Harper in the back with a 93-mph fastball.

670 The Score–05/07/2012

Ben Francisco #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three-run home run off of starter Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals during game three of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 4, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Francisco’s Homer Lifts Phillies Past Cardinals

Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel’s moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.

10/04/2011