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Apr 12, 2014
Rotoworld
Jeff Samardzija tossed seven innings of one-run ball Friday against the Cardinals.
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 15, 2014

Several Cubs could be attractive to Yankees as season progresses

NEW YORK — Five years ago, Jeff Samardzija was a rookie reliever when the Cubs helped christen the new Yankee Stadium with an exhibition series at the end of spring training. “That was exciting,” said Samardjiza as he talked about his first trip back to the Bronx. “I got sent down that day, so it wasn’t that good of a day. … But it’s the place to play. It’ll be fun, for sure.” A lot has changed for the guy who’s now considered the ace. But one...

Cubs' Samardzija skipping to success

ST. LOUIS – Jeff Samardzija skipped off the mound Friday night after striking out Peter Bourjos to cap his seven-inning, one-run performance at St. Louis.
Chicago Tribune Apr 12, 2014

Cubs' Samardzija skipping to success

ST. LOUIS – Jeff Samardzija skipped off the mound Friday night after striking out Peter Bourjos to cap his seven-inning, one-run performance at St. Louis.
Rotoworld Apr 12, 2014

Samardzija goes seven innings in no-decision - Jeff Samardzija (S) Chicago Cubs

Jeff Samardzija tossed seven innings of one-run ball Friday against the Cardinals.
Chicago Tribune Apr 11, 2014

Cubs Game Day: Samardzija on stage

ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Samardzija has quickly bolstered his credentials as the ace of the Chicago Cubs, based on his 1.29 ERA in his first two starts.

Cubs Game Day: Samardzija on stage

ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Samardzija has quickly bolstered his credentials as the ace of the Chicago Cubs, based on his 1.29 ERA in his first two starts.
Northwest Herald Apr 6, 2014

Samardzija pitches well, Cubs lose 2-0 to Phillies

CHICAGO – Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs are picking up where they left off last season.
Chicago Tribune Apr 1, 2014

Strikeouts secondary for Cubs' Jeff Samardzija

Starter hopes to limit pitch count with better efficiency and be able to pitch further into games attacking strike zone PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija might not reach the 200-strikeout level this season as he did for the first time last year, but it's all by design.    

Strikeouts secondary for Cubs' Jeff Samardzija

Starter hopes to limit pitch count with better efficiency and be able to pitch further into games attacking strike zone PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija might not reach the 200-strikeout level this season as he did for the first time last year, but it's all by design.    

Samardzija maturity boon to him and Cubs

PITTSBURGH -- Already the question is being asked. If Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija continues to pitch the way he did Monday on Opening Day, is it likely the team extends him a contract offer he can’t refuse, or does the performance just raise his trade value? Barring a major change in philosophy by the Cubs, the latter is still the more likely scenario. Other teams might view Samardzija as an ace and pay him accordingly, but it’s still doubtful the Cubs will change their minds.

Cubs-Pirates: Opening-day firsts

Bonifacio gets 1st hit, 1st steal in Cubs debut, but Cubs still looking for 1st runJeff Samardzija and the Cubs opened at Pittsburgh's PNC Park for the second straight year.    
Chicago Tribune Mar 31, 2014

Cubs-Pirates: Opening-day firsts

Bonifacio gets 1st hit, 1st steal in Cubs debut, but Cubs still looking for 1st runJeff Samardzija and the Cubs opened at Pittsburgh's PNC Park for the second straight year.    

Cubs done talking contract with Jeff Samardzija

At least for now, Epstein says team won't negotiate with ace during seasonPITTSBURGH — All the talking will be done on the field and no longer at the negotiating table, at least for now.    
Chicago Tribune Mar 31, 2014

Cubs done talking contract with Jeff Samardzija

At least for now, Epstein says team won't negotiate with ace during seasonPITTSBURGH — All the talking will be done on the field and no longer at the negotiating table, at least for now.    
Chicago Sun-Times Mar 30, 2014

Samardzija, trade talk always seem to go hand in hand

PITTSBURGH — What exactly is Jeff Samardzija? Who is he? Where’s he headed? What’s his value? To the Cubs? To a contender? Today? Tomorrow? For now, he’s the Cubs’ Opening Day starter, their de facto ace. And when he takes the mound Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the countdown starts again in earnest toward the next judgment day on his value: the day he gets traded this summer. The definition of Samardzija is at the crux of everything related to...

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