Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:46:08 -0700
As expected, Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija will be the opening day starter.
Fantasy Tip: With Chris Sale injured, Samardzija ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) was the obvious candidate for the opening day start for the Pale Hose. Even at a hefty FantasyScore salary, Samardzija is a strong option for daily lineups against a Kansas City Royals team that struggled to score runs in 2014.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:04:03 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (foot) will not take the mound on opening day, as the team looks to play it safe with him after he fractured a bone in his right foot at the start of spring training. Sale was supposed to be out of action for three weeks after suffering the injury unloading his truck Feb. 27, and he could return to on-field activities around March 21. SPs Jeff Samardzija or Jose Quintana could take the ball in the season opener April 6 against the Kansas City Royals. The White Sox are looking at April 12 as Sale's potential season debut.
Fantasy Tip: Despite Sale's spring injury, he remains in fantasy ace territory, and he'll basically be missing just one start, unless he suffers a setback when he returns to action in spring training. You could see Sale's price drop a tad in upcoming drafts. If that's the case, make sure to pounce on his newfound value.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:38:09 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija is unlikely to sign an extension with the White Sox before he gets to test free agency in the offseason, in the opinion of CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.
Fantasy Tip: Samardzija is coming off of an excellent season in which he tallied a 2.99 ERA pitching for the Cubs and A's. He's a starting pitcher who teeters on the fringe of being an SP2 and should be drafted in the middle rounds.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:58:18 -0800
Mark Rodgers, the agent for Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija, said he is willing to listen to contract extension offers for his client. "Obviously they really put in a lot of effort this offseason to make that club better," Rodgers said in an MLB Network Radio interview Sunday, Feb. 1. "And so out of due respect to (chairman) Mr. (Jerry) Reinsdorf and to (general manager) Rick Hahn, who's done a heck of a job, and (executive vice president) Kenny Williams, I told those guys, 'Any time you want to talk, I'll listen. Jeff and I will certainly talk.'"
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:28:37 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $9.8 million Friday, Jan. 16.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:05:43 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija will be the focus of a long-term deal, according to general manager Rick Hahn.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:37:07 -0800
The Oakland Athletics officially acquired 2B Marcus Semien, P Chris Bassitt, C Josh Phegley and 1B Rangel Ravelo from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for SPs Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:31:19 -0800
The Chicago White Sox will send 2B Marcus Semien and SP Chris Bassitt to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for SP Jeff Samardzija. The Athletics are likely to receive a third player, but a name was not immediately available.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:36:37 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija's trade suitors are unlikely to be granted a window to negotiate a contract extension to facilitate a trade.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:52:56 -0800
Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija is the subject of serious talks with the Chicago White Sox, who have developed into the front runners for Samardzija.