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Jul 29, 2014
Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Astros on Tuesday.
A’s: Lester addition forces Tigers to play catchup

A’s: Lester addition forces Tigers to play catchup

Deny them what you will, the Oakland A’s aren’t boring. They could have settled for just having made the Independence Day trade for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, but in the final six hours before the trade deadline they went… Continue Reading →
Bobby Evans on second base, the outfield and the possibility of selling a big piece

Bobby Evans on second base, the outfield and the possibility of selling a big piece

If you’re just waking up on the West Coast, the A’s now have the pitchers ranked third (Kazmir), fifth (Lester) and seventh (Gray) in the American League in ERA. Oh and they also have some Jeff Samardzija guy. Nice postseason… Continue Reading →The post Bobby Evans on second base, the outfield and the possibility of selling a big piece appeared first on Giants Extra.
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Open Thread: MLB Trade Deadline

It's deadline day. Let's talk about it! The MLB trade deadline is at 1:00 p.m. PT Thursday, which is today. So, the Athletics and every other team have until lunchtime to make their final deals. The A's already pulled a blockbuster on July 4, when they acquired starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. However, that doesn't mean that they're done making moves. Indeed, there were whispers all of Wednesday that they were legitimately in the hunt for starter Jon Lester, and whispers from little birds on my shoulder tonight that big things could be in the words...

More from the latest A’s comeback win

Jeff Samardzija knows that a 4-1 A’s deficit isn’t quite like a 4-1 Cubs deficit. “I’m glad he got to see that,” Bob Melvin said of Samardzija, who watched the final inning of Oakland’s 7-4 win over Houston while getting iced in the clubhouse. “We’ve beein doing that for a while here.” Samardzija knows. “They did it for me my second start with the team. J.D. (Josh  Donaldson) went deep and walked off at home.” That was July 18 against the Orioles. Samardzija, like Tuesday, got a no-decision. He gave up four runs in seven innings, and the A’s won 5-4. ***** The A’s...
Rotoworld Jul 29, 2014

Samardzija allows four runs in ND vs. Astros - Jeff Samardzija (S) Oakland Athletics

Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Astros on Tuesday.
Athletics Nation Jul 29, 2014
Daily Link Dump 7/29/14

Daily Link Dump 7/29/14

Links before the second game of this series. Jeff Sullivan looks at the worst projected positions from the start of the season and how those positions have actually performed. Tonight's NERD scores show the A's and Astros playing a moderately exciting game. The rankings find both lineups and Jeff Samardzija to be exciting, but they find Scott Feldman to be quite boring. Which teams are going to make big moves before the trade deadline? Grant Brisbee shares his thoughts. The #Athletics are looking at numerous OF options - including Sam Fuld, who made such a good impression with them at...
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 28, 2014

Cubs reliever James Russell wants to start

As the Cubs try to figure out what their starting rotation will look like next year — or even down the stretch this year — James Russell believes he has one solution: James Russell. The left-handed reliever hasn’t started since emergency duty in 2011, but he always has considered himself a big-league starter and says he can help fill the rotation voids created by the July 4 trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. “There’s still not a doubt in my mind...

A’s: Second base upgrades in short supply

Before Friday’s game with the Rangers, A’s manager Bob Melvin said he didn’t see Oakland in a position where it had to trade for a second baseman for the stretch run. Having acquired starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel on… Continue Reading →
Houston Chronicle Jul 24, 2014

Feldman, bats no match for Samardzija as A’s take series finale in a rout

Box score OAKLAND — Jeff Samardzija blew a 96-mph fastball by Robbie Grossman on his 101st and final pitch, ending the eighth inning with a strikeout. The at-bat was an overmatch, just like nearly every meeting between these two clubs. For a second straight day, the A’s handed it to the Astros, 13-1 on Thursday […]
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 23, 2014

Jeff Samardzija has ‘no hard feelings’ for Cubs

GORDON WITTENMYER: Sitting in a clubhouse that has hosted more raw sewage than playoff celebrations during his career, Jeff Samardzija can finally breathe.
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 23, 2014

Jeff Samardzija would love to have Darwin Barney join him on A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — If Jeff Samardzija has his way, Darwin Barney will have his back again in the middle of the infield the next time Samardzija pitches. And if Samardzija’s boss, Billy Beane, is asking, the Oakland Athletics’ new ace will tell him. “I would put in a word for Barney anywhere on that,” the former Cubs pitcher said of the Gold Glove second baseman who was designated for assignment on Tuesday. “He’s an amazing talent. And I know you stick...
Athletics Nation Jul 22, 2014

Could A's go back to Cubs for potential Tommy Milone trade?

Could the A's turn back to a recent trade partner now that Tommy Milone has asked out of Oakland? They probably should. In a move that wasn't exactly surprising, Oakland Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone has asked that the club trade him. The request comes in light of his demotion to Triple-A, which can be attributed to the super trade that brought the A's Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to add to the top of their starting rotation. The deal left them with a surplus of pitching, rather than a concern over the depth that was present in the early going thanks to the injuries to Jarrod Parker...
A’s: Samardzija revels in late outpouring of support

A’s: Samardzija revels in late outpouring of support

For most of Friday night, you could forgive Jeff Samardzija if he’d started to wonder where this vaunted A’s offense he’d heard about had gone to. With the Cubs, for whom he made his first 17 starts, Samardzija knew he… Continue Reading →
MASN Sports Jul 18, 2014

Orioles getting first look at Samardzija - School of Roch

Jeff Samardzija is living, breathing, spitting, scratching proof that wins and losses don't provide an accurate measurement of a pitcher's effectiveness and worth. Samardzija, who starts tonight against the Orioles, is a combined 3-8 with the Cubs and Athletics, but...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 16, 2014

All-Star Jeff Samardzija ready to focus on helping Oakland A's

After being voted onto the National League All-Star team as a Chicago Cub, then being traded to the Oakland A's, pitcher Jeff Samardzija is ready to focus on helping the A's reach the postseason and possibly the World Series

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