Sorry, Ozzie Guillen won’t be there except as a fan. He won’t be managing either team.
CHICAGO | LaTroy Hawkins put his arm this year where his mouth was in 2012.
Jeff Samardzija of Valparaiso, Curtis Granderson of Lynwood and Lloyd McClendon of Chesterton are household names in the majors. John Mallee of Schererville soon will be as Astros hitting coach.
MESA, Ariz. | Valparaiso native Jeff Samardzija made a strong spring debut and the Cubs scored four unearned runs in the first inning against San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain, then held on for a 4-3 victory Sunday at HoHoKam Stadium.
MESA, Ariz. | Cubs manager Dale Sveum knows exactly what he'll say about last year's 101-loss season when he meets with his team for the first time this spring.
CHICAGO | Jeff Samardzija can see the big picture coming into focus for the Cubs.
CHICAGO | Edwin Jackson keeps bouncing around, and he thinks he knows why.
The one convergence for our baseball teams is a goateed former OBP guru who was a folk hero with his last two teams and would be once again if he played in Wrigley Field.
Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija, a Valparaiso High grad, is projected as the team's No. 1 starter in 2013.
CHICAGO | It's been 10 days since the Cubs season ended at 61-101, and Dale Sveum can't wait for spring training.
Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, a Valparaiso High School graduate, said the three toughest hitters he's faced are Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols and Ryan Braun.
Jeff Samardzija pitches tonight indoors away from the Phoenix heat, charged with dual mundane tasks: stopping another Cubs loss from mushrooming into 2012’s umpteenth mega-skid and getting his 5-5 record above .500.
CHICAGO | Too many times to count, an athlete receives a big day in his honor or is the subject of a giveaway like the bobblehead in Jeff Samardzija’s body-length image handed out Tuesday at Wrigley Field.
CHICAGO | Former Valparaiso star Jeff Samardzija felt he had something to prove. He certainly made his point on the mound.
Jeff Samardzija really got serious this time. So he achieved a serious result perhaps only he and his close-knit family in Valparaiso could have foreseen.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
SURPRISE, Ariz. | Valparaiso High School graduate Jeff Samardzija allowed one hit in three scoreless innings Wednesday as the Cubs defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-4.
CHICAGO | The Cubs plan to decline a $3 million option on right-hander and Valparaiso High School graduate Jeff Samardzija for 2012.
They were the most prolific passing combination in Valparaiso High School football history.
CHICAGO | Can we clear the air once and for all?
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