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  1. Samardzija just a big-game pitcher no more

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija admits he heard the criticism that he was only a big-game pitcher. In fact, his former manager told him so. "I remember Dale [Sveum] getting on me because he came out and told me sometimes in the big ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. GM: Not a certainty Samardzija will be dealt

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that it's not a certainty that pitcher Jeff Samardzija will be traded, but league sources indicate there hasn't been any progress in contract discussions. After allowing one unearned r...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  3. Better off signing, not trading Samardzija

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- You might think the time to trade Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has come. Contending teams with previous interest in the right-hander are losing pitchers on a near-daily basis. The Atlanta Braves are scrambling, as ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  4. Samardzija feeling good despite uncertainty

    Jesse Rogers

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija took the mound on Monday against the San Francisco Giants not long after the Atlanta Braves had a starting pitcher leave their game in Florida early for the second consecutive day. Anyone who'...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  5. Is this last spring opener for Samardzija?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- With scouts in the stands and press box watching, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija opened Cactus League play with a two-inning stint on Thursday. Will it be his last spring opener for the Cubs? "You're assuming (scouts) are ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  6. Cubs Notes: No Rule 5 pick

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs introduced new manager Rick Renteria to the local media Thursday while the front office also held court in advance of the winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., next week. Here's some news and notes as the Cubs head to Disn...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  7. Pirates clinch as Samardzija learns

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It's not something Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija or his teammates want to see: back-to-back days on which their opponent is celebrating a playoff berth on the Cubs' home field. The Atlanta Braves did it on Sunday and the Pittsbu...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. Jeff Samardzija dominant, but loses

    Jesse Rogers

    ATLANTA -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija has seen former teammate Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout performance from 1998 "about a hundred times" in the Cubs clubhouse but wasn't thinking about that number on Sunday afternoon, though he was well on hi...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Braves 5, Cubs 1

    Jesse Rogers

    ATLANTA -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. How it happened: Jeff Samardzija was sailing along to the tune of 13 strikeouts, but ran into trouble in the sixth inning. A walk and hit batter helped s...

    Blog | April 07, 2013