Giants have backup plan if Greinke picks Dodgers

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The San Francisco Giants are reportedly finalists to land ace right-hander Zack Greinke along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but if they miss out, the 2014 World Series champions already have a backup plan in place. If Greinke re-signs with the rival Dodgers, San Francisco will reportedly go hard after Jeff ...

Chicago Cubs interested in reunion with Jeff Samardzija

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs reached the National League Championship Series in 2015, a full year before they were even expected to be competitive. Now, armed with an incredibly young offensive core and a newly-minted Cy Young Award winner in Jake Arrieta, the Cubs are poised to be National League favorites heading ...

Jeff Samardzija ruled ineligible for All-Star Game

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Hey now, Jeff Samardzija's an All-Star. But he can't get his game on and go play. And yes, I really am using this scenario as an excuse to open a blog post with Smash Mouth lyrics, because I'm dropping the gauntlet on the rest of the blogosphere's lack of awesome ...

My Boy Jeff Samardzija Gets 1st Shot at Cubs Rotation

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

While I've been trying very hard to ignore all Cubs-related news as spring training has gotten underway, there are certain things that just can't be avoided. And here it is: Jeff Samardzija is going to start Chicago's first Cactus League game Wednesday, thereby giving him the first shot to impress in ...

The Jeff Samardzija Experience

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Sometimes it happens in life where, when thinking about your past athletic pursuits, you achieve a moment of wistful remembrance. It's like the scene in Napoleon Dynamite where Uncle Rico regales Kip with the story of how if the coach would've put him in at quarterback his team would have ...