Blue Jays GM Doesn’t Deny Interest in Jeff Samardzija

Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday the Blue Jays were no longer interested in trading for Jeff Samardzija. Rosenthal explained during the off-season the Cubs asked for RHP Drew Hutchinson in a deal for Samardzija, and either one of the top two pitching prospects in the Jays system, RHP Aaron Sanchez or RHP Marcus Stroman. The Jays […]

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Which Team Would Benefit the Most Making a Deal with the Cubs for Jeff Samardzija?

Jeff Samardzija made his tenth start of the season on Wednesday afternoon and for the eighth time he put together an excellent outing. Samardzija kept the Yankees off the board for seven innings, the third time he shutout an opponent this year. And when the Cubs gave away the lead in the ninth inning, he […]

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Samardzija Remains Winless, Cubs Asking Price Remains High

Jeff Samardzija has pitched extremely well over his first nine starts, the Cubs are not winning ballgames and the front office has not been able to reach an agreement on a contract extension with Samardzija. And the general consensus is that Samardzija will be dealt by the July 31 deadline that is if a team […]

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Report: Cubs Receiving Calls on Samardzija, Hammel and Wood

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, several teams have called the Cubs about Jeff Samardzija, Jason Hammel and Travis Wood. All three starters have gotten off to good starts this season and it is believed the Cubs would move all three pitchers in the right deal. The report did not indicate which teams have […]

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Samardzija Remains on the Blue Jays Radar and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Blue Jays are 7-6 after 13 games and are toward the top of a bunched up American League East. Alex Anthopoulos is still looking to add a starter to the top of his rotation. The Blue Jays’ staff is currently ranked sixth in the American League with a 3.61 ERA ( 1.31 WHIP) and […]

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Report: Cubs Could Be Close to Announcing New Broadcast Partners

The Cubs were expected to announce the team’s new radio partner by Opening Day, but both the first game of the year and the home opener passed without an announcement. According to a report from Chicago Business Journal, the Cubs could be close to announcing their new broadcast partners. Lewis Lazare reported “decisions about which […]

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The Roster, The Rumors and Cubs News and Notes

Officially, the Cubs have 34 players on their Spring Training roster, but only 31 of those players are healthy and one has not played in a big league game since March 2. The deadline to unconditionally release players with non-guaranteed contracts and pay only a quarter of their salary is Wednesday at 1:00pm CDT. So, […]

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Blue Jays Reportedly Still Talking to the Cubs about Jeff Samardzija

According to a report from Bruce Levine, at least 15 scouts were on hand to watch Jeff Samardzija face the Mariners on Thursday afternoon at Cubs Park. Levine reported during the broadcast on Cubs.com with Mick Gillispie that the Blue Jays are pushing hard for Samardzija. The Blue Jays had three scouts at Thursday’s game […]

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Tigers Reportedly Scouting Darwin Barney and Nate Schierholtz

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Tigers have their top scout, Scott Reid, watching the Cubs this week. The Tigers are interested in Darwin Barney and Nate Schierholtz as possible replacements for shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder Andy Dirks. Levine reported last week the Tigers and Cubs discussed a deal involving either Nate […]

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The Predictable Samardzija Rumors and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jeff Samardzija was back in the rumor mill Monday, that is if he ever left. The unbelievable amount of pitching injuries throughout the league has contenders scrambling to fill holes in their rotations. And teams that were once interested in trading for Samardzija could reopen those discussions. Jeff Samardzija has been named the Cubs Opening […]

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