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.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:18:44 -0800
The Chicago Cubs are shopping SP Jeff Samardzija and as many as eight teams have shown interest in acquiring him. The Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks are believed to be the frontrunners for Samardzija.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:55:24 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks know what it would take to land SP Jeff Samardzija from the Chicago Cubs, but the club is hesitant to act on a quick trade. Arizona's fear is that if it pounces too soon on a deal, the team could miss out on a bigger value later in the offseason.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:20:44 -0800
Multiple teams have reportedly contacted the Chicago Cubs about trading for SP Jeff Samardzija. According to a source, the Toronto Blue Jays are one of the interested teams and they are putting together a package of young players in the hopes of acquiring him.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:17:15 -0800
The Washington Nationals have reportedly expressed interest in Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija, according to someone familiar with the team's thinking.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:52:42 -0800
The Chicago Cubs see SP Jeff Samardzija as a building block and would want top prospects in order to trade him this offseason.