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JEFF SAMARDZIJA RUMORS

A's adjust rotation, line up Gray for season finale

The A’s have adjusted their rotation coming out of their final day off of the season Monday. Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray will pitch Tuesday-Thursday in a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers. That flip-flops Kazmir and Samardzija in the rotation, as Samardzija had been pitching in front of Kazmir. It also pushes Jason Hammel back in the rotation and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija doesn’t have second thoughts about Cubs

What else is Jeff Samardzija supposed to say? The dude has no idea what’s going to happen after the 2015 season. He’s trying to win a World Series ring with the Oakland A’s now. But he rolled with the question when someone asked if there’s at least a thought he could someday come back to Chicago. “That is absolutely something that is on my list,” Samardzija said. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija open to signing with Cubs in 2015

The Oakland Athletics acquired starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija from the Chicago Cubs earlier this season, and have been very happy with the production that they have received from him. Despite being traded away by Chicago, Samardzija loves the city and would be more than happy to return to the Cubs if things work out that way. Chicago would likely be interested in bringing him back...
Via Sports-Glory
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
7 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
8 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

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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