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JEFF SAMARDZIJA RUMORS

Oakland A’s: Anatomy of a Collapse

On August 9th, things were still looking good for the Oakland A’s. The club had just won a 9-4 contest against the Minnesota Twins behind a 3-for-4 day from then-MVP candidate Josh Donaldson. Prized acquisition Jeff Samardzija toed the slab that day and scattered seven hits over six innings, allowing just two runs and giving manager Bob Melvin and the A’s a quality start. After...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Samardzija Return to the Cubs?

  When the Chicago Cubs traded Jeff Samardzija, I thought that was the last we would of Shark on the North Side of Chicago. They way things ended, with the Cubs refusing to give him an offer he felt was worthy of a pitcher of his caliber, I did not think there was a chance that he would ever return to the Cubs. Hurt feelings and all. With the Oakland Athletics in town to play the...
Via World Series Dreaming
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: 5 keys to a turnaround

With only 20 games remaining and six games separating the Oakland A’s from the Angels, it is hard to picture a scenario unfolding  that will result in an AL West three-peat for Oakland.  However, the A’s still have time to establish momentum going into the playoffs and here are five keys in that happening. Schedule  First, Oakland must take full advantage of their schedule...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days 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
July 26, 2014  |  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

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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Samardzija turns down Cubs extension offer

Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija has reportedly rejected a five-year, $85 million extension offer from the team, which is likely going to clear a path for his eventual trade prior to the July 31 deadline.  Source confirms Jeff Samardzija rejected a five-year offer from Cubs. Value was slightly more than $85 million, source said. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 18, 2014 Samardzija...
Via Sportsnaut
June 18, 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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