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Cubs and Jeff Samardzija agreed to a one year contract worth $5.345 million.

8 Feb, 05:41 PMSource

Jeff Samardzija and Cubs arbitration hearing is scheduled for Monday.

The Shark has a big arm, he's a K per inning type of fella, but he's failed to win games or produce impressive ratios the past two years. A converted reliever, Samardzija will likely be one of the cheapest options in fantasy with the potential to strike out 200 batters, and at some point in every draft you should look his way (he's an SP3/4 type).
Analyst: Ray Flowers  View Profile

7 Feb, 04:33 PMSource

Jeff Samardzija says that he wants to stay with the Cubs.  While some might be discouraged by the team's recent struggles, he says he wants to help build a winner in Chicago.

25 Dec, 08:44 AMSource

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that both sides say today’s meeting between the Cubs and Jeff Samardzija’s reps was amicable. There is still no extension, but a trade is still possible.

11 Dec, 06:32 PMSource

Teams have inquired about Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. Source says Toronto putting together package of young players.

24 Nov, 10:44 AMSource

The Nationals are likely to discuss a potential deal for Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija.

11 Nov, 10:00 PMSource

ESPN's Buster Olney reported that Cubs likely to continue discussions with Diamondbacks about Jeff Samardzija. 

4 Nov, 09:19 PMSource

The Cubs have said they do not plan on shutting down Jeff Samardzija early this season, but will give him an extra day of rest before each of his next two outings, (his final start of the season will be on regular rest in St. Louis).

The Shark has already thrown 20 more innings than his career high of 174.2 he pitched last season and is fourth among National League starters in in pitches thrown with 3,167. Samardzija has allowed five or more runs in each of his last three starts, (17 runs in last 18.1 innings pitched for an ERA of 8.35), and has served up five home runs over that span.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

13 Sep, 01:48 AMSource

Jeff Samardzija got lit up Thursday allowing nine earned runs on 11 hits, no walks, and struck out three over just 3.1 innings in the 12-1 loss to the Phillies.

Samardzija (6-11) has been more of a flounder than a shark of late as he has struggled in his last seven starts posting a 1-4 record with a 6.75 ERA and has now allowed nine earned runs in two of his last six starts. You may consider spot starting him until he regains your confidence.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

8 Aug, 05:40 PMSource

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings, allowing just three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in the no-decision Monday. Samardzija was 1-2 with a 6.85 ERA in his four previous July starts.

Samardzija posses elite-tier strikeout ability and remains a must start each and every time out there. Though his bullpen let him down today, Sama will look to get back on track in his next outing versus the Dodgers.
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30 Jul, 12:44 AMSource

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