Blue Jays Working On Deal For Cubs Jeff Samardzjia

via Drew Silva, NBC Sports Hardball Talk

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.

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