Blue Jays Working On Deal For Cubs Jeff Samardzjia
Toronto registered a brutal 4.25 staff ERA in 2013, which ranked 25th in the major leagues.
The Cubs have discussed a long-term contract with Samardzjia, but coming to an agreement could be tough after a few up-and-down seasons. The 28-year-old former Notre Dame wideout had a 3.81 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 180/56 K/BB ratio in 174 2/3 innings with Chicago in 2012. He then posted a 4.34 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 214/78 K/BB ratio across 213 2/3 frames in 2013.
Teams have inquired about StarterJeff Samardzija. Source: Toronto putting together package of young players.
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) November 23, 2013
Blue Jays Working On Deal For Cubs Jeff Samardzjia by Sports Talk Florida Rumors
Alex Anthopolous won't comment on specifics but they are exploring starters with teams…we have NOT made an offer to anybody regarding a SP
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 24, 2013