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    Career W-L
    36-48
     
    Career ERA
    3.85
    Name  Jeff Samardzija
    Born  1/23/1985
    Height  6-5
    Weight  225
    Number  29
    Position  SP
    Bats  R
    Throws  R
    12/9/2014 3:20:00 AM
    Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been traded to the Chicago White Sox in a multi-player deal.
    Insight: Samardzija was 7-13 with a very nice 2.99 ERA and 1.065 WHIP. He returns to the Windy City, but to the other side after playing six and a half seasons with the Cubs. U.S. Cellular Field is a very hitter-friendly park.
     
    8/31/2014 8:48:00 AM
    Description: Athletics starter Jeff Samardzija was good, allowing just four hits and one earned run against the Angels Saturday night, but eight Los Angeles pitchers were better and the A's right-hander took a tough loss.
    Insight: Samardzija had gone 4-4 with a 3.57 ERA, a 0.965 WHIP and a 62/10 K/BB over 75 2/3 innings after the trade.
     
    8/20/2014 9:25:00 PM
    Description: Athletics starter Jeff Samardzija allowed seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Mets.
    Insight: Ironically, Samardzija's worst start with Oakland came against a National League team. The right-hander had gone 3-2 with a 3.21 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP and a 40/7 K/BB over 56 innings in his first eight starts with the A's.
     
    Hot7/6/2014 8:42:00 PM
    Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija made his Oakland debut Sunday against the hard-hitting Toronto Blue Jays and looked like the ace the A's traded for.
    Insight: Samardzija went seven innings, giving up just one run on four hits while stiking out five. He's going to like pitching in Oakland's spacious ball park versus the "friendly confines of Wrigley Field." He's going to like the Oakland offense too.
     
    7/6/2014 11:28:00 AM
    Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija will make his Oakland debut Sunday against the hard-hitting Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Coliseum.
    Insight: It's an unfriendly welcome to the American League for Samardzija, who will face the league's top power offense. Still, pitching at Oakland is something the righty (2-7, 2.83 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) could certainly get used to.
     
    7/5/2014 1:56:00 PM
    Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been traded along with Jason Hammel to the Oakland A's.
    Insight: The pitching-rich A's just got stronger. Samardzija (2-7, 2.83 ERA) could be a great move and should jump right into the strating rotation, possibly for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
     
    6/2/2014 12:14:00 PM
    Description: Chicago right-hander Jeff Samardzija could be traded before the MLB draft which begind Thursday.
    Insight: Samardzija (1-5, 2.54 ERA) could be a great move for any contending team.
     
    6/1/2014 9:14:00 PM
    Description: Chicago right-hander Jeff Samardzija was lit up Sunday in a loss to Milwaukee (3 IP, 8 H, 8 ER, 3 K's, 2 BB).
    Insight: This was easily Samardzija's worst outing of the season and maybe one of the worst of his career. He's too good of a pitcher to have this happen twice in a row. Expect Samardzija (1-5, 2.54 ERA) to bounce back in a big way next week against the Marlins.
     
    Hot5/26/2014 7:35:00 PM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija finally got his first win of the season Monday at San Francisco.
    Insight: Samardzija's 1.46 ERA was the lowest by any pitcher since 1914 who went without a win in his first 10 starts of the season. He struck out 10 batters and didn't walk anyone while giving up four runs (three earned) in seven innings Monday.
     
    Hot5/21/2014 8:04:00 PM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija dropped his ERA to 1.46 with seven scoreless innings Wednesday against the Yankees, but Hector Rondon allowed two runs in the ninth to cost Samardzija his first win.
    Insight: Samardzija has received scant run support this season and is 0-4. The 29-year-old is a candidate to be traded, possibly to the Yankees, by the deadline.
     
    Hot5/16/2014 10:48:00 AM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija should be a solid option this afternoon against Milwaukee.
    Insight: Samardzija has allowed no earned runs over his last two outings (15.0 IP) and faces a Brewers' lineup without Carlos Gomez, Aramis Ramirez and a Ryan braun that hasn't hit an extra-base hit since returning from the disabled list.
     
    Hot5/10/2014 10:45:00 PM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija didn't allow a run in six innings Saturday at Atlanta, but the Cubs didn't score either. The 29-year-old remains winless on the season despite carrying a 1.45 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
    Insight: Chicago has gone 1-7 and scored 1.88 runs per game in Samardzija's starts. Fantasy owners have to hope the team trades him to a contender to get something for him before he leaves via free agency in 2016.
     
    Hot5/6/2014 1:53:00 PM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija remained winless despite throwing nine innings and allowing one unearned run Monday against the White Sox.
    Insight: Samardzija is 0-3 despite carrying a 1.62 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 50 innings. The Cubs have scored just 1.7 runs per 27 outs when Samardzija has been the pitcher of record this season, fourth-worst in the majors.
     
    4/23/2014 6:51:00 PM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija gave up two runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks but failed to pick up his first win because Chicago's bullpen blew a 5-2 lead in the ninth inning.
    Insight: Samardzija is 0-2 despite throwing at least seven innings in all five starts this season and posting a 1.53 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.
     
    3/31/2014 9:45:00 PM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija held the Pirates scoreless in seven innings during the season opener. He took a no decision as the Cubbies were blanked.
    Insight: Samardzija has a lot of upside after striking out 394 batters in 388 1/3 innings the last two seasons, but he'll need to avoid the implosions that have prevented him from becoming an ace. He had a 3.34 ERA in his first 113 1/3 innings last season but posted a 5.47 ERA in his last 100 1/3.
     
    11/24/2013 2:28:00 PM
    Description: The Blue Jays and Cubs are exploring a trade that would send righthander Jeff Samardzija to Toronto. SOURCE: Bruce Levine, ESPN Chicago
    Insight: Samardzija finished 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA last season. Those numbers would probably become even more mediocre if Samardzija were to pitch in the highly competitive AL East next season.
     
    Cold9/11/2013 10:32:00 PM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija served up two homers, eight hits and six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday at Cincinnati. He has given up at least five earned runs in three straight starts.
    Insight: Samardzija looked like a breakout ace in the first three months of the season when he had a 3.34 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 120 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings, but he has imploded since the start of July. In his last 81 1/3 innings, Samardzija has given up 54 earned runs (5.98 ERA) with a 1.57 WHIP.
     
    8/25/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Description: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija fired eight innings and allowed two runs Saturday at San Diego to earn his second straight win.
    Insight: Samardzija gave up nine earned runs in 3 1/3 innings on Aug. 8 and four earned in six innings the following start, but he has limited opponents to three earned runs over his last 17 frames.
     
    8/19/2013 10:43:00 PM
    Description: Chicago righthander Jeff Samardzija won for the first time in a month Monday against Washington.
    Insight: Monday was Samardzija's second complete game of the season. He's 2-2 since the All-Star break with a 4.26 ERA in 44 1/3 innings.
     
    8/8/2013 9:20:00 PM
    Description: The Phillies pounded Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija for 11 hits and nine runs in 3 1/3 innings Thursday.
    Insight: Samardzija has allowed nine earned runs twice in his last six starts and has seen his ERA rise from 3.34 to 4.23 since the start of July.
     

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