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  1. Looking ahead to the second half of the season

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.

  2. First-place Athletics set a franchise mark with 59th win before the All-Star break

    Jul 13, 2014, 11:20 PM EST

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    The Athletics avoided a series sweep in Seattle. With their win, their 59th of the season, the A’s set a franchise mark for wins at the All-Star break.

  3. Drew Pomeranz allows just one hit in rehab debut

    Jul 13, 2014, 10:59 AM EST

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    A’s starter Drew Pomeranz made his minor league rehab debut on Saturday night with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. And it was promising. The left-hander struck out seven, walked none, and yielded only one hit — a solo home run — over four strong innings.

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:09 AM EST

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    A handful of injuries went down last night, but so too did strict adherence to the Restoring Pitching Act of 2013.

  5. Jeff Samardzija impresses in debut with the Athletics

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:30 PM EST

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija pitched well and got a win — only his third of the season — in his debut with the Athletics.

  6. Justin Verlander thinks the Tigers influenced the Athletics’ recent pitching acquisitions

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

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    The Tigers — Justin Verlander specifically — have booted the Athletics out of the ALDS in each of the last two seasons in heart-breaking Game Fives. That’s why Verlander thinks that the A’s had them in mind when they acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs on Friday.

  7. Athletics option Tommy Milone to Triple-A Sacramento

    Jul 5, 2014, 9:25 PM EST

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    The A’s did a bit of roster maneuvering in the wake of Friday’s Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade.

  8. Quote of the Day: Darwin Barney on the Cubs’ roster makeover

    Jul 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

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    Darwin Barney is feeling a little lonely in the Cubs’ clubhouse these days.

  9. Report: A’s talked to Rays about David Price before finding match with Cubs

    Jul 5, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

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    The A’s have strongly positioned themselves for another run in October after their trade with the Cubs, but they also considered a deal for the Rays’ David Price.

  10. The Cubs’ collection of position prospects is ridiculous

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:18 AM EST

    Javier Baez

    Get excited, Cubs fans. You too, fantasy leaguers.

  11. After sacrificing two top prospects, the A’s are now all in for 2014

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:38 PM EST

    Billy Beane

    Billy Beane gets a jump on the trade market by parting with Addison Russell, Billy McKinney.

  12. A’s acquire Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel from Cubs for Addison Russell

    Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EST

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    Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.

  13. Brian Cashman could make a deal in the coming weeks

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:40 PM EST

    Brian Cashman

    The Yankees may be on the prowl for a rotation upgrade in the coming weeks.

  14. The Cubs are talking to Jeff Samardzija about a long term deal

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:23 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs Photo Day

    I’m mostly happy that I get to use this pic. Oh my God, this pic.

  15. VIDEO: Giancarlo Stanton hits a laser for an opposite-field home run

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    Analysis: Giancarlo Stanton hits baseballs really hard.

  16. Report: Cubs already talking potential trades involving Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

    Jun 14, 2014, 12:55 PM EST

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    The number of sellers before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline will likely be limited. The Cubs are one of the obvious ones and they are already talking about potential trades.

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EST

    Adam Wainwright

    On HBT Daily yesterday I said Johnny Cueto would give up more than two runs in a game before Masahiro Tanaka got his first loss. Both happened yesterday, but I’m pretty sure the Nats got their third run off Cueto before the Yankees-Cubs game ended, so I’m gonna claim victory.

  18. Theo vs. Evil Empire: How the Cubs move on from the Tanaka fallout

    May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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    The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.

  19. Cubs’ trade forces lining up with Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel

    May 16, 2014, 1:13 PM EST

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    How much longer will Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel be in Chicago?

  20. Fredi Gonzalez plans to discuss Dan Uggla’s future soon

    May 10, 2014, 12:30 AM EST

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    Dan Uggla was not in Friday’s lineup and is slashing an ugly .184/.241/.272 on the season. Manager Fredi Gonzalez plans to discuss Uggla’s role on the team soon.

  21. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EST

    Freddie Freeman

    Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.

  22. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EST

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  23. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:08 AM EST

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    Discover the one weird trick Coco Crisp used to hit a walkoff home run in last night’s Mariners-A’s game. The answer may shock you!

  24. 2014 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:03 AM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago Cubs. The Big Question: Is the wait almost over? It has been 105 long years since the north…

  25. Jake Arrieta expected to miss start of season after bout with shoulder soreness

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:41 PM EST

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    Jake Arrieta was expected to compete for a rotation spot with the Cubs this spring, but it sounds like he’ll have to wait to get his opportunity. According to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said today that Arrieta felt shoulder tightness over the winter and is not expected to be ready…

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