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They still like Shark in Chicago, even if A’s can’t win for him

They still like Shark in Chicago, even if A’s can’t win for him

Jeff Samardzija spent much of the first half of the season fielding questions from the media about whether or not the Cubs would trade him. Once they did, on July 4 to Oakland, the questions got turned. When he came… Continue Reading →
Rotoworld Sep 10, 2014

Jeff Samardzija goes seven scoreless - Jeff Samardzija (S) Oakland Athletics

Jeff Samardzija blanked the White Sox for seven innings on Wednesday, only to come away with a no-decision.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 10, 2014

Rookie Chris Bassitt posts solid effort in second start

On paper, the Jeff Samardzija vs. Chris ­Bassitt matchup looked like a mismatch in the Oakland Athletics’ favor. In reality, the White Sox rookie more than held his own against the A’s All-Star on ­Wednesday night. In his second start after a nothing-to-write-home-about debut (five runs allowed against the Tigers Aug. 30), Bassitt held the A’s to a run on five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two, leaving after Derek Norris led off the...
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 9, 2014

Jeff Samardzija, Adam Dunn back in town with A’s

Oakland is in the midst of a playoff chase, as Athletics Jeff Samardzija and Adam Dunn well know. But Monday at U.S. Cellular Field — at least for a while — was more about a homecoming for the ex-Cubs pitcher and ex-White Sox designated hitter. ‘‘I love it here [in the Midwest], spent my whole life here, and even to come back is exciting, to see the same sights coming in from the airport,’’ said Samardzija, who was traded to the A’s with pitcher Jason...
Chicago Tribune Sep 8, 2014

Jeff Samardzija, Cubs both happy with trade

It has been a crazy season for Jeff Samardzija, who managed to escape the sinking Cubs ship on July 5 to join the best team in baseball in Oakland.

Samardzija keeping his eye on Chicago

CHICAGO – The smell of home was in the air Monday for Jeff Samardzija, leaving a strong hint that when he eventually reaches free agency after 2015, he could have an interest in returning to Chicago. Both the Cubs and White Sox could be in the market for starting pitching help at that point, and if either team calls, the Oakland Athletics right-hander sounds like he would be more than willing to listen. Samardzija is a native of northern Indiana, who has pitched well at U.

Samardzija keeping his eye on Chicago

CHICAGO – The smell of home was in the air Monday for Jeff Samardzija, leaving a strong hint that when he reaches free agency after the 2015 season, he could have an interest in returning to Chicago. Both the Cubs and White Sox could be in the market for starting pitching help at that point, and if either team calls, the Oakland Athletics right-hander sounds as if he would be more than willing to listen. Samardzija, a native of northern Indiana, has pitched well at U.
Athletics Nation Sep 5, 2014

GameThread #140: A's vs. Astros

The A's welcome the Astros to the Coliseum for the first of three games. Jeff Samardzija looks to right the A's ship and propel it towards the postseason. Greetings A's fans. Baseball girl is headed to Vegas tonight, and assured me she will be betting on the A's. I am game-threading in her stead and happy to spend Friday night with you all (beats a sharp stick in the eye at least). I have never been this nervous to play a 4th place team. The A's have to win. They have to win to maintain their wild card lead, and they have to win to maintain some small sliver of hope for the division. Right...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 28, 2014

A's flip starts for Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir

Oakland A's move Jeff Samardzija's next start to Saturday, a day earlier than planned

A’s tweak rotation; Evan Scribner called up

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Angel Stadium The big series between the Angels and A’s opens tonight, Sonny Gray vs. C.J. Wilson. People in Anaheim sound excited just to have a meaningful series this late in the season – it’s been awhile for them. The A’s swapped Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir this weekend – Samardzija will now go on Saturday and Kazmir on Sunday, mostly in order to split up the left-handers, Jon Lester and Kazmir. Manager Bob Melvin also mentioned that it’s nice to get Kazmir an extra day, because his inning count is getting up there. He’s at...
KFFL Aug 28, 2014

Athletics | Jeff Samardzija going Sat.

Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija will pitch Saturday, Aug. 30, against the Los Angeles Angels ...
A’s have traded youth for experience in pursuit of pennant

A’s have traded youth for experience in pursuit of pennant

The idea that the A’s are a young, generally unknown team has lost some of its credence. Starting with the trade of Addison Russell and Billy McKinney to the Cubs for starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the A’s… Continue Reading →

Jeff Samardzija, Josh Donaldson lead 8-2 win over Astros

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Minute Maid Park Jeff Samardzija was coming off his worst start with the A’s. Josh Donaldson was coming off a weird knee injury that unnerved him a bit. All was better Monday. Samardzija had one of his best starts with Oakland, not allowing a run until the eighth […]
Athletics Nation Aug 25, 2014

Post-Game #130: Athletics 8, Astros 2

Jeff Samardzija pitched an excellent game, and the A's batted around in the ninth. A's win 8-2! Your recap coming up in this space.
Athletics Nation Aug 20, 2014

Game #126: A's Rally Falls Short, Lose 8-5

The A's offense may have scratched together five runs in today's game, marking the second straight game to score at least five--and it's something--but their starting pitcher let them down today as Samardzija was pulled in the fourth inning, finishing his outing with seven earned runs. Look. The game was obviously lost today by Jeff Samardzija's inability to complete four innings, and the seven runs he earned along the way. That's the easy recap, and it's true. You won't win a lot of games where your starting pitcher gives up a 5-spot in a single inning and can't shut it down even after...

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