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Dear Jeff Samardzija, thanks for throwing batting practice for the Cubs today

Well, the Chicago Cubs defeated their South Side brethren today.  Former Cub Jeff Samardzija said a bunch of stuff, but ultimately, even if these games don’t “count,” it’s gotta sting that his new team got swept in Cactus League play by his former team.  At least a little bit. Anyway, thanks to Jeff for tossing batting practice for our favorite team today, it was so nice...
Via World Series Dreaming
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Announce Jeff Samardzija As Opening Day Starter

Possibly one of the best shifting gears moments in Spring Training is when teams begin to announce their Opening Day starters. It’s a signal that baseball season is close. In fact, it could even be seen as a Bat Signal for fans less, well, ‘enthusiastic’ than others to start really paying attention. There are still plenty of position and rotation battles to be had, but we are...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox put a halt on Oakland Athletics win streak

The Oakland Athletics have suffered their first preseason loss to the Chicago White Sox. This loss puts the A’s at a spring training record of 4-1-1. What is particularly ironic and interesting about this game is that the A’s were defeated by their former starter, Jeff Samardzija. The game was not a close match up like the A’s have had in the past couple days, such as their...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: offseason evaluation

The Chicago White Sox are coming off a season where they went 73-89. They finished in fourth place in the American League Central. 17 games back of the first place Detroit Tigers. Fans want to know if they are in for a similar season or if they can expect the Sox to turn it around and become a contender. The simple answer would be to say they will improve because of the offseason...
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #59: Jeff Samardzija | SP | CHW

Reserve your FREE copy of Baseball Professor’s 2015 Draft Guide, complete with our list of the Top 100 Dynasty League Prospects. 10,000 words of prospect coverage available on February 17! Jeff Samardzija is one heck of an athlete who also happens to have one heck of a cool nickname — “The Shark.” How did a division one football player for Notre Dame turned ace pitcher...
Via Baseball Professor
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija Shares Crazy Experience On Dan Ryan Chicago Can Relate To

The South Side is happy to see Jeff Samardzija return to Chicago after being traded away by the Cubs on July 4th. This weekend at Sox Fest, Samardzija said the opportunity to play for the White Sox reminded him of a crazy childhood memory on the Dan Ryan expressway before his first game at Comiskey… or was it U.S. Celluar? Not sure. (U.S. Cellular field was built in 1991) Most...
Via Sports Mockery
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Samardzija one and done in Chicago?

During this past off-season, the Chicago White Sox presented their fans with the type of furious spending spree that is usually witnessed on the Northside of the city. General manager Rick Hahn diligently worked the phone lines and trade routes to bring the team on the precipice of a World Series contender. But as exciting as a potential magical season sounds to the fan base, the...
January 18, 2015  |  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 at...
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

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

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