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JEFF SAMARDZIJA RUMORS

MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Athletics 5

The New York Mets (60-68) defeated the Oakland Athletics (74-52) this afternoon at O.co Coliseum by a score of 8-5, splitting the series. Zack Wheeler got the nod for New York and was opposed by Jeff Samardzija. What you should know: After Jeff Samardzija set down the first six batters to greet him, he surrendered a solo home run to Eric Campbell to lead off the third inning. Samardzija...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Evaluating the deadline moves

The Oakland A’s were the most active team in the trade market in 2014, essentially marking an end to the ‘money ball’ philosophy for general manager Billy Beane but will the shift in approach pay off in a World Series title? The acquisition of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on July 4 was the first blockbuster deal of the season but so far it has proved to be only partly beneficial...
Via isportsweb.com
19 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
25 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
28 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
July 06, 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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