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JEFF SAMARDZIJA RUMORS

Possible A's could emrge as a possible mystery team for Jon Lester

The A's, who already acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, are said to have at least some involvement in the Jon Lestery derby, according to people familiar with the talks. It isn't known what Oakland's chances ar at this point, but they already pulled off one surprise by landing Samardzija and Hammel together in a deal with the Cubs. Oakland would appear to have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Tons of teams after Jon Lester

As baseball’s 2014 trade deadline approaches it is looking more and more like the Boston Red Sox will move Jon Lester out of town. Reports late Tuesday night confirm that at least four teams are after the 30-year-old three-time All-Star. The Oakland A’s, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates are all apparently in on the big lefty and the Red Sox are...
Via Rumors and Rants
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Are the A’s done?

The Oakland A’s made one of the biggest trades so far this season when they exchanged their top prospects for Chicago Cubs starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.  This trade strengthened an already strong starting rotation and many would think that the A’s would be done pursuing anymore trades this season. However, the A’s are not done. With less than a week left...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days 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
6 days 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...
Via isportsweb.com
21 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
24 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

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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