Jeff Samardzija said he'd be very surprised if he's dealt in the next four weeks, said he likes manager Rick Renteria's 'all-in to win' mentality.
Jeff can say whatever he wants, but the fact is that if he can and the team cannot come to a conclusion on a contract that both sides are comfortable with, the odds grow exponentially that he will be dealt by the Cubs. Jeff should stop worrying about his contract and just go out an pitch. If he does that, to the full extent of his talent, he's going to become a very rich man.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Tigers are in discussions with Jordan Zimmermann.
There is nothing definite to this point, but reports have surfaced that Jordan Zimmermann is in "serious" discussions with the Tigers. Zimmermann would form a nice one-two punch with Justin Verlander atop the rotation in Detroit. Zimmermann was 13-10 in 2015 with a 3.66 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 201 2/3 innings pitched. Analysis: Greg Jewett