Post Tagged with: "Jeff Samardzija"

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 9, 2009

In a game that Alfonso Soriano called a “must win” (with a wink), the Cubs ended a billion game losing streak. In Spring Training. The battles: Mike Fontenot continued to[Read More…]

by March 10, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Battlewatch: March 4, 2009

The Chicago Cubs played two meaningless exciting Spring Training games yesterday. Perhaps the most important thing to come out of them was the healthy performance of Milton Bradley. Of course,[Read More…]

by March 5, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Josh Vitters is Still an Awesome Chicago Cubs Prospect

Josh Vitters is Still an Awesome Chicago Cubs Prospect

Keith Law said in a lengthy discussion that Chicago Cubs youngster Josh Vitters is the 14th best prospect in baseball, effectively making him quite awesome. Well, Baseball America doesn’t think[Read More…]

by February 26, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Spring Training Positional Battlewatch: February 25, 2009

Quick hits (or some equally cheesy way of saying I’m not going to type out a full recap): Micah Hoffpauir makes a powerful (get it? GET IT?!?!?) case for the[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The First Spring Training Game is Here

The First Spring Training Game is Here

Only 38 more to go until Opening Day. Jeff Samardzija gets the first start for the Chicago Cubs as they open up the Cactus League against the Los Angeles Dodgers[Read More…]

by February 25, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

Jeff Samardzija Is the 6th Starter Right Now

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella is tasked with picking the number five starter out of the Sean Marshall, Aaron Heilman, Chad Gaudin, and Jeff Samardzija bin by the end of[Read More…]

by February 18, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Sean Marshall is Going to be the Fifth Starter Probably

Sean Marshall is Going to be the Fifth Starter Probably

Barring a (sigh) Jake Peavy trade, the Chicago Cubs will go with Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Aaron Heilman, or Chad Gaudin as the fifth starter. For now, manager Lou Piniella[Read More…]

by February 17, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

The Last of the Optionless Cubs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crowded Bullpen

Earlier in the off-season, the Cubs moved Felix Pie, Ronny Cedeno, and Michael Wuertz out of town – major league caliber players, for whom there was likely not a spot[Read More…]

Chicago Cubs’ Top 30 Prospects According to Baseball America

Enjoy the list of the Chicago Cubs’ top prospects for 2009, according to Baseball America’s 2009 Prospect Handbook. And then go buy the Handbook you cheap-skate. Cubs Top 30 Prospects[Read More…]

by February 17, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
You Know Who’s a Pretty Awesome Guy? Jeff Samardzija

You Know Who’s a Pretty Awesome Guy? Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija, who hasn’t even yet started raking in the serious big league bucks (though he does have a major league contract), is already giving some of his salary back.[Read More…]

by February 11, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija Hates Iowa

Jeff Samardzija Hates Iowa

I can’t think of a Chicago Cubs pitcher who has been more vocal about his desires for the upcoming season than young wide receiver Jeff Samardzija. He’s already said unequivocally[Read More…]

by February 4, 2009 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Will Go With 12 Pitchers

In case anyone had illusions of the Cubs going back to 11 pitchers as they did a few years ago, Lou Piniella has put that to rest: Talked with Lou[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Still Looking at Randy Wolf and Braden Looper?

Cubs Still Looking at Randy Wolf and Braden Looper?

Even after the acquisition of could-be-starter Aaron Heilman, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly still considering free agents Randy Wolf and Braden Looper. Obviously they would be in lieu of Jake[Read More…]

by January 29, 2009 Chicago Cubs Rumors