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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
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI in the Astros 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Springer has now collected two hits in three straight games which has helped raise his average from .195 to .214 on the season. A concussion sidelined Springer in early May but he has played well since his return, hitting .282 with six runs, two home runs and four RBI. Fantasy owners will have to deal with the low batting average as Springer is once again on pace to rank among the league leaders in strikeouts but he’s already reached double-digit stole bases and could flirt with a 30/30 season given his potential. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba