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The Chicago Cubs offered starter Jeff Samardzija a five-year, $55 million contract which he rejected.
Samardzija is obviously on something because this is an extremely fair offer for a player who has done zilch when you really break it down. The stat heads love him but other than being a very imposing pitching out on the mound, Samardzija is very hittable and gets wild far too often.ANALYST: Jeff Mans
Wade Davis will take over as the Royals' closer with Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list.
Davis is instantly vaulted into top-5 closer status while he is closing, and has just as much value as Holland would have in the ninth inning. Davis is downright dominant, and could have the job for quite a while, as although the severity of Greg Holland's pectoral strain is unknown, Holland is expected to be out for a significant chunk of time. Davis should obviously now be owned in all leagues, and the biggest question about the job for now is whether Davis will hold onto the gig once Holland returns. Analysis: Ben Diamond