I agree with you KY Gavin and Mike, I undervalued Samardzija in that trade. I really hope they get an extension worked out and I think they will. I really want to know what Choo is going to get in the open market. I think it will be an off season of smart lower years signings and then next year they will go all out for a player. I would like them to get Josh Johnson, resign Navarro or Saltalamacchia,let Valbuena be the bridge to Baez/Arismendy Alcantara, and pick up an outfielder like Mike Morse on a 3 yr deal. The line up would like this:
Castillo/Navarro or Saltalamacchia.
Shark, Johnson, Jackson, Wood, one of our 5 different players that could fill the 5th spot.