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Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Spending Dollars To Extend Samardzija Makes Sense

Jeff Samardzija’s arm has much less wear and tear than that of most 29-year-olds.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Marlins

Jeff Samardzija opposes Anthony DeSclafani tonight at Marlins Park.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Epstein: Cubs Have ‘Good Dialogue’ With Samardzija In Contract Talks

Theo Epstein also expects Kris Bryant to move up to Triple-A later this season.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs, Samardzija Renew Contract Talks

The Cubs have reportedly upped their offer for right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Heyman: ‘Spirited’ Bidding Battle Awaits For Samardzija On Trade Market

CBSSports.com MLB insider Jon Heyman also added there’s a “99 percent” chance Jason Hammel is traded.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Pirates

Jeff Samardzija opposes Edinson Volquez tonight at PNC Park.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs, Double-A Smokies Agree To 4-Year Extension

The Tennessee Smokies will remain a Cubs affiliate through 2018.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Heyman: 10 Teams That Could Be In The Samardzija Trade Market

The Cubs would likely be seeking some young power arms in return for Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Alludes To Trade Possibility

Cubs righty Jeff Samardzija leads all starters with a 1.46 ERA — but has zero wins.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preview: Yankees-Cubs

Chase Whitley opposes Jeff Samardzija this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

Alfonso Soriano with the Cubs in April 2012. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: There Is More Yankee Class At Wrigley This Week Than Just Jeter

Here’s to Alfonso Soriano, who always displayed the utmost professionalism in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Winless Streak Persists

(CBS) – To a man, the Cubs feel they owe starter Jeff Samardzija a better effort on the day he starts. On Friday, it wasn’t just a lack of run support that led to his […]

05/16/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preview: Brewers-Cubs

Kyhe Lohse opposes Jeff Samardzija this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija: Pitch Count Not A Front Office Matter

Jeff Samardzija defended his coaches after hearing the front office will discuss pitching counts.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Handling Pitch Counts Tough For Both Chicago Managers

Rick Renteria says he’s unlikely to push Jeff Samardzija to 126 pitches ever again.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning on May 5, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: No Wins For Samardzija After 7 Starts; Blue Jays Still Interested

Jeff Samardzija has a 1.62 ERA but an 0-3 record.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs at Reds

Chicago’s Jeff Samardzija opposes Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon tonight.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano can't make a catch on a triple by the Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubby Occurrence Mars Wrigley Centennial

Leading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.

04/23/2014

Starlin castro, left, and Ryan Sweeney. (Getty Images)

Emma: Clubhouse Leadership Has Different Dynamic For Rebuilding Cubs

There aren’t many long-tenured stalwarts or stars for the Cubs, but the chemistry is still clicking.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoyer On Samardzija: ‘Best Days Ahead Of Him’

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer insists the team wants Samardzija if contract numbers work out.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2014

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