Found January 20, 2013 on World Series Dreaming:
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Deconstructing an awful month for a pretty good pitcher. Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration right before Cubs convention got underway as both sides agreed to a one year, $2.64MM deal. This was first reported by our very own Anno:   BREAKING NEWS: A WORLD SERIES DREAMING EXCLISIVE Directly from Theo Epstein HIMSELF! Russell & Samardzija have been signed. No details given — WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) January 18, 2013   -Nicely done; he was so excited he couldn’t even spell.  I love “exclisives”… So, this of course leads to a few questions.   Why would the cubs onlt sign Samardzija for only one year? Thats the only pitcher worth a **** — Angel Torres (@A_Torres69) January 19, 2013 -That guy was so displeased he couldn’t spell either.   Well, because that’s how arbitration works. A player is under team control for 6 years of service time before he can become a free agent. In the interim the player is eligible for arbitration after three years. Here...
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