Daily SP Rankings: Friday, April 18

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Via Baseball Professor
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija is OK With Breaking the Rules

There were some murmurs of Michael Pineda‘s pine tar situation the other day but I decided not to deal with it because, as even MLB executives didn’t seem to care, it became a relative non-story despite the fact that it constituted cheating and stirred a minor uproar on the interwebs.  The gist seemed to be that “everyone does it” or “pitchers have to get a grip” so...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija Tells Dan Patrick He Will Be Traded

Chicago Cubs Baseball – Recently, Jeff Samardzija sat down with Dan Patrick to discuss his current situation here in Chicago.  When asked if he thinks he will be traded, his response was pretty quick and honest, “It’s looking like it.” The Samardzija trade rumors have been swirling over the North Side for well over a year now as the Cubs’ brass cannot seem to come to any...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Samardzija vs. Kelly kicks off Cubs-Cards weekend

With the Chicago Cubs struggling to score in the first week of the season, Jeff Samardzija was handed a pair of hard-luck losses. The offense has heated up since his last start, but the Cubs are opening a three-game series in a stadium where they had trouble pushing runs across the plate last season. Chicago sends Samardzija to the mound Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jeff Samardzija's days with Cubs growing short; Blue Jays showing most interest

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija has pitched very well in what might be his final season with the team. Many thought that he would get traded at the deadline last season, but nothing ever came close to happening. It is expected that he will be traded this season and a deal could end up happening soon.Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that Samardzija's days in Chicago are...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs set Opening Day roster

The Chicago Cubs announced their Opening Day roster for the 2014 season on Sunday. The roster includes 11 players who were on last year’s Opening Day roster (Darwin Barney was on the Disabled List). Let’s take a look at the roster and some of the more surprising moves that were made. The Roster Pitchers: 29 – Jeff Samardzija 33 – Carlos Villanueva 36 – Edwin Jackson 37...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija is Already Departing Chicago

Chicago Cubs Rumors – Most educated Chicago Cubs fans knew that they were going to shop Jeff Samardzija after he signed a one year contract prior to this season. Often times players don’t even know that this is going on, but the Cubs have a different way of treating these situations. It looks like Samardzija is trying to lobby for a trade thanks to advice from former teammate...
Via Sports Mockery
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: 3 Up and 3 Down

Chicago Cubs: 3 Up and 3 DownThe good news for the 2013 Chicago Cubs is they had a better record than the 2012 Cubs did. The bad news, however, is with the Houston Astros moving to the AL West, the Cubbies had its first last place finish since 2006. With a ballpark colloquially known as the Friendly Confines, the North Siders lost 50 games at Wrigley Field last season. A Sept. 25...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

More Jeff Samardzija trade rumors

I thought the Jeff Samardzija trade rumors were put to sleep for at least a few months, but Gordo is back with more of them. Last we knew was that he had two years left on his contract, the two sides remained at a standstill with regards to a contract extension and that he probably wouldn't be traded before the season, but at the deadline. At least that's how I took whatever...
Via Obstructed View
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds sell bloody ball at auction

The Cincinnati Reds recently auctioned off a ball that is covered with the blood of Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija. See how much it brought in.

Via The Last Angry Fan
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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