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.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:29:22 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have had discussions with SP Jeff Samardzija on a contract extension. "We've had discussions with Samardzija because we like him and want to keep him," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "We'll see where things go. We like hearing he wants to be here."
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:26:48 -0800
The San Francisco Giants are interested in free-agent SPs Dan Haren (Nationals), Bronson Arroyo (Reds) and Tim Hudson (Braves) but are also open to the idea of trading for a starting pitcher this offseason. The Boston Red Sox are reportedly willing to listen on SPs Jake Peavy and John Lackey, but the Giants have no interest in Peavy. The Chicago Cubs are said to be searching for a young catcher and are willing to listen on SP Jeff Samardzija.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:15:30 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to discuss trading for Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija this winter.