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Biz Markie Throws Awful First Pitch At Athletics-Astros Game (Video)

Biz Markie visited Coliseum for Wednesday’s game between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics, throwing out a first pitch that fans likely won’t forget. Marcel Theo Hall, better known by his stage name ‘Biz Markie,’ didn’t skip the ball to home plate, but the southpaw might have thrown the slowest first pitch do date. Your browser does not support iframes. The...
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A Side Benefit of the Jeff Samardzija Blockbuster

I learned of the Jeff Samardzija trade at an Independence Day house party. That’s how long ago that deal took place, and most people have moved on. They’ve turned their attention to potential trades. We analyzed the Oakland-Chicago deal rather thoroughly, first with Mike Petriello, then with Tony Blengino. It seems like there shouldn’t be a whole […]
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija has ‘no hard feelings’ for Cubs

Sitting in a clubhouse that has hosted more raw sewage than playoff celebrations during his career, Jeff Samardzija can finally breathe. “It’s fun, man. It’s great,” the former Cubs pitcher says of the new surroundings in Oakland. “It’s exciting.” If that says something about the pennant race he suddenly joined and the motley-looking group of young A’s teammates...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: The last wrinkle in the starting rotation

The Oakland A’s have made some major changes to their starting rotation recently which included the addition of Chicago Cubs pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. However, when a pitcher is added, another is ultimately taken away. In order to make room for Samardzija  and Hammel, the Athletics designated Brad Mills and Tommy Milone for assignment. Tommy Milone Sending Mills...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija Will Wear NL Jersey in the AL Dugout at the All-Star Game

Recently traded pitcher Jeff Samardzija will be forced to wear an NL jersey at the All-Star Game next week. After being dealt from the Cubs to the A’s one day before all-star rosters were announced, the dominating pitcher was left in a pickle. After receiving hideous run-support with the Cubbies (Samardzija had zero wins in his first ten starts despite a microscopic 1.46 ERA),...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A's fan struggles with Jeff Samardzija's name on sign (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.An Oakland Athletics fan brought a sign to Sunday's game against Toronto which showed the difficulty they had with spelling the name of the team's newly acquired starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija.The sign showed four misspellings of Samardzija's name crossed out before finally settling on the nickname "SHARK".The fans got...
Via Holdout Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija trade rumors

Jeff Samardzija has had a career year in 2014, but it seems like a trade is all but imminent. Unsurprisingly, the Chicago Cubs are sitting in last place in the NL Central; the team is already looking to sell some of their veteran players for top prospects. The Cubs’ ace pitcher, Jeff Samardzija seems to be pitching his final games for Chicago’s North Siders as trade talks continue...
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeff Samardzija breaks bat over knee after failed bunt

Your browser does not support iframes.Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija broke his bat over his knee after a failed bunt attempt during the third inning of Monday's game at Wrigley Field against Cincinnati.In the bottom of the third, Samardzija tried to lay down a bunt on a 1-0 pitch but popped it up in the air to the first baseman for the out. Samardzija was clearly angry...
Via Holdout Sports
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Dylan Bundy edition

The Chicago Cubs continue to try and improve their farm system any way they can, whether it be via the draft or via trade. With the draft behind us already, it is via the trade that the Cubs will try to improve and one way to do so would be acquiring Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy. Dylan Bundy Bundy is a 21-year-old starting pitcher that is one of the elite prospects...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants showing serious interest in Samardzija?

It is readily apparent that the Chicago Cubs are going to deal 29-year-old staff ace Jeff Samardzija prior to the trade deadline late next month. He is set to become a free agent following the 2015 season and Chicago is looking more towards the future.  Paying Samardzija ace money on a last place team, especially when he will be on the wrong side of 30, makes little sense for...
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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