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The Chicago Cubs have made no secret of their desire to trade starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija if an agreement on a contract extension is unable to be reached. To this point, the two sides haven't made much progress on such an extension, and Shark very well may be changing area codes by the time the Winter Meetings come to an end. His potential destination, however, remains to be seen. Samardzija still has a couple years of team control remaining, and doesn't have a ton of mileage on his arm, having just completed his second full season as a starter for the Cubs. While he's technically the ace of the Cubs, his upside is likely that of a no. 3, or perhaps a no. 2 at best. Regardless of where he slots in for a rotation, he presents one of the better options available for teams looking for pitching, both through trade and free agency. Aside from whether or not the Cubs extend or trade Samardzija, the major question at this point is where he could end up. There are...
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