Blue Jays GM Shoots Down Samardzija Rumors
Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reported this on Saturday:
Teams have inquired about StarterJeff Samardzija. Source: Toronto putting together package of young players.— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) November 23, 2013
So, when Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was asked about it on MLB Network Radio he said, via JaysJournal.com:
I wont comment on specific rumors and things like that, but I will say that were definitely exploring starters with teams. But also, just like a lot of stuff thats out there that is false, we have not made an offer to anybody with respect to a starter. So if there is something out there that weve actually made an offer to someone for a starter, that is not accurate. It doesnt mean were not inquiring. Right now, there isnt anything imminent.