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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
Odubel Herrera will bat leadoff for the Phillies on Sunday.
The Phillies like his bat, which is why they made him a Rule 5 pick from Texas. He figures to play all three outfield positions as well as second base this spring. He will likely be a bench player out of camp if he can hit this spring. He did show some power development in the Venezuelan Winter League, but it remains to be seen if that is something that moves forward for him or not. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson