Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.
The Cubs and Samardzija met in the middle for his new deal.
Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs are still working on getting a deal done to avoid arbitration.
The Chicago Cubs and agent Mark Rogers have a midday meeting on Wednesday here at the winter meeting.
In the name of Lou Brock, the Cubs can’t do that.
Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs when they beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 Sunday for their sixth straight win.
Pinch-hitter Logan Schafer dropped a suicide squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 walkoff victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Jeff Samardzija has never pitched this much in his life. It might be catching up to him.
Donnie Murphy homered to cap a four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs connected four times Wednesday to beat the Miami Marlins 9-7.
An unidentified child is OK after he was hit by Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton’s bat during in the top of the sixth inning in today’s Cubs-Marlins game at Wrigley Field.
Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday the 25th.
Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, powering Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Shin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the 11th inning and J.J. Hoover provided terrific relief work on his 26th birthday, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Jeff Samardzija (6-11) was chased in the fourth inning.
Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija told reporters after picking up the loss in Saturday’s game against the Dodgers that contract talks with the Cubs have been affecting him on the mound.
Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija pitched well enough to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers — if he’d gotten any run support.
Sveum acknowledged that it’s ultimately team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer’s decision, but he doubts the duo will move the right-hander.
As far as Trestman goes, I have a really hard time believing all the players—veterans especially—are going to be so gung-ho with his make-a-new-friend-today tactics as he described at a press conference on Wednesday.
Nate Schierholtz is having the kind of season that makes contending clubs interested in dealing for him. He showed why there is such interest with a career-high five-RBI night Wednesday in the Chicago Cubs’ 12-inning 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Los Angeles went deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.