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Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Samardzija On Feldman Trade: ‘It’s Unfortunate’

Jeff Samardzija doesn’t think the Cubs got better with their latest trade.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2013

a #29 during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros on June 23, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Sweeney Has 6 RBIs In Cubs’ 14-6 Win Over Astros

Ryan Sweeney had a career-high six RBIs, including a three-run homer, and the Chicago Cubs routed the Houston Astros 14-6 on Sunday.


Alfonso Soriano.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Samardzija Pitches Cubs Past Cardinals 4-2

Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night.


homer against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning on June 8, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Pirates 6-2

The Pirates tagged Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (3-7) for eight hits, including Alvarez’s two-run home run in the fourth, his team-high 13th of the year. The right-hander struck out seven in six innings.


Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Kirk Gibson To Jeff Samardzija: ‘Shut The F*** Up And Pitch’

After the game, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson was asked what he thought about Samardzija yelling at his team.

670 The Score–06/03/2013

eff Samardzija delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Credit: Joe Sargent, Getty)

Cubs Get Shutout By Pirates 1-0

Francisco Liriano continued his torrid start, scattering two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.


David DeJesus runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Samardzija Homers, Throws 8 Innings In Cubs’ Win

Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night.


Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Harris: Cubs Add Security By Locking Up Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo gained financial security for a long time, agreeing to a seven-year deal, worth $39 million, with a team option each of the last two years for $14.5 million each year.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2013

Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run homer during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Marmol Blows Lead In Cubs 6-4 Loss To Reds

Cincinnati had just one hit in the decisive rally, but took advantage of another woeful outing by reliever Carlos Marmol to secure its first winning road series of the season. The Reds held on for a 6-5 victory in the opener on Friday when Darwin Barney struck out with the bases loaded to end the game.


Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reds Auction Off Baseball Covered In Jeff Samardzija’s Blood

Well, this is mildly disturbing.

670 The Score–05/03/2013

Jeff Samardzija (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Zbikowski: Samardzija ‘Would Have Been Awesome’ In NFL

Jeff Samardzija shocked the NFL landscape when he chose to sign with the Cubs, rather than enter the 2006 NFL Draft.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2013

Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants forces out Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs at second base during the fourth inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Bumgarner Shuts Down Cubs In Giants’ 3-2 Win

Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarro’s second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different side of the plate. His tying homer in the ninth Friday was hit from the left side.


Jeff Samardzija. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Braves 5-1

Chicago ended a six-game road trip with four losses as it heads to Wrigley Field for the home opener against Milwaukee on Monday.


Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Samardzija Shines As Cubs Down Pirates 3-1

Jeff Samardzija struck out nine in eight nearly flawless innings and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2013

Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers the ball against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on April 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Samardzija Homers In Cubs’ 7-5 Win Over D-backs

Jeff Samardzija homered and allowed four runs over 4 2-3 innings Monday in the Chicago Cubs’ 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5.


Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs delivers a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Hohokam Stadium on March 1, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Samardzija Gets Opening Day Nod, Garza Headed To DL

Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs, who said Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing.


Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 23, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs, Samardzija Reach One-Year Deal

Samardzija’s salary is $2.64 million and he could earn an additional $125,000 in performance bonuses.


Tony Campana #1 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after scoring on a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on September 8, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Cubs Beat Fading Pirates 4-3

On Saturday afternoon, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he was planning on relaxing any pitch count restrictions he had for Jeff Samardzija in that night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Nyjer Morgan #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by Mike Fiers #64 after scoring a run in the 7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 29, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Drop 8th Straight Vs. Brewers In 3-1 Loss

Mike Fiers tossed 7 1-3 solid innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night, their eighth straight victory against Chicago.


Alfonso Soriano of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run home run in the first inning during game one of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 18, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cueto Remains Undefeated In Daytime, Reds Take 1st Of Doubleheader Vs Cubs

Johnny Cueto remained masterful under the sun and Todd Frazier hit the go-ahead home run for the second straight game, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.