Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:14:36 -0800
There is a strong likelihood the Chicago Cubs trade SP Jeff Samardzija before Opening Day, according to two sources.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:47:33 -0800
The Chicago Cubs avoided arbitration with SP Jeff Samardzija by signing him to a one-year, $5.345 million deal.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:31:52 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija is asking for $6.2 million in salary arbitration, while the Cubs are countering with $4.4 million.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:47:38 -0800
Industry sources say the Chicago Cubs and SP Jeff Samardzija remain far apart on a long-term deal, although there is mutual respect on both sides and hope they can eventually find common ground. Samardzija is two seasons away from free agency.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:34:28 -0800
The Atlanta Braves are one of the teams that has expressed interest in trading for Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija but general manager Frank Wren is hesitant to part with several of his team's top prospects.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:59:24 -0800
The Chicago Cubs are not close to signing SP Jeff Samardzija to a long-term contract extension after meeting with him Wednesday, Dec. 11. "There is no trade imminent," executive Theo Epstein said. "We'll see what happens. We hope he's here for a long time." Samardzija is under team control for two more seasons before he becomes a free agent. Samardzija is likely requesting a deal that would pay him $12-17 million per year, and the Cubs aren't close to that request.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:50:10 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the team doesn't expect to move any of their core position players this winter, including OF Colby Rasmus. "The acquisition cost just doesn't work for us right now," Anthopoulos said. "I don't know if I can quantify how far off, but we continue to have dialogue, if you want to look at that as encouraging, I don't know. It's not so out of the realm that we won't continue to have talks." The Blue Jays are interested in Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija and Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:30:57 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays have looked into the possibility of trading for Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price and Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija but believe the asking prices are too high.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:17:58 -0800
The Chicago Cubs re-signed INF Donnie Murphy and C George Kottaras to one-year deals. They also tendered contracts to 2B Darwin Barney, SP Jeff Samardzija, SP Travis Wood, RP Pedro Strop, RP James Russell, INF Luis Valbuena and OF Nate Schierholtz.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:21:49 -0800
The Chicago Cubs would like to sign SP Jeff Samardzija to a contract extension and build around him but may trade him if they find that an extension is improbable.