Choosing a practice day over pitching in a Cactus League game created valuable bonding time for Jeff Samardzija and pitching coach Don Cooper.
Samardzija could become the second pitcher to start Opening Day for the Cubs and White Sox in consecutive years.
For Jeff Samardzija, starting for the team he grew up watching was in itself an event on Sunday afternoon.
Samardzija started on Opening Day for the Cubs in 2014 and could now do the same for the White Sox this season.
The secondary ticket market shows Chicago baseball fans are bullish on their teams.
With renewed pitching depth, the White Sox are feeling really confident.
The Cubs report to Mesa this Thursday, while the White Sox report to Glendale this Friday.
Talks will occur in 2015, but there won’t be a hometown discount for Samardzija.
Any time the White Sox want to talk about a new contract, the Samardzija camp is ready to listen.
Samardzija is already mighty comfortable with his new team.
The relatively young GM is under new pressure to win from a notoriously fickle, cranky fanbase.
White Sox players are just as excited as their fans.
“I sincerely home the Cubs do win the World Series … after I die,” said Reinsdorf.
Samardzija had a 2.99 ERA in 2014.
Samardzija gives the White Sox three starters with shutdown potential.
SoxFest is set for Jan. 23-25.
The White Sox will work relentlessly to sign Jeff Samardzija to an extension before November.
General manager Rick Hahn has hit the fast-forward button.
Nabbing Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson has folks going crazy.
Listen to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn’s interview with Laurence Holmes.