Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Samardzija Works Toward Opening Day Start

Jeff Samardzija wants to show he can be consistent for an entire season.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Not Distracted By Scouts In First Spring Start

At least four other MLB clubs have their eyes on Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: No Movement On Long-Term Deal For Samardzija, Who Tries To Raise Game

Jeff Samardzija wants to be paid like an ace, so he’s got his sights set on being a star.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Samardzija On Stalled Long-Term Contract Talks: ‘Both Sides Are Justified’

Jeff Samardzija would like to remain a Cub, but a gap remains in contract negotiations.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Levine: Clock’s Ticking For Cubs, Samardzija

Despite repeated efforts, the Cubs and Jeff Samardzija haven’t agreed to a long-term deal. What will it take?

670 The Score–02/14/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Cubs’ 2014 PECOTA Projections

Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cubs, Samardzija Agree To Deal, Avoid Arbitration

The Cubs and Samardzija met in the middle for his new deal.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija: Talking Contract With Cubs ‘All The Time’

Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs are still working on getting a deal done to avoid arbitration.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija’s Agent Meets With Cubs

The Chicago Cubs and agent Mark Rogers have a midday meeting on Wednesday here at the winter meeting.

670 The Score–12/11/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Cubs Can Trade Castro – But Not To The Cardinals

In the name of Lou Brock, the Cubs can’t do that.

670 The Score–11/05/2013

Jeff Samardzija (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs End Season With Loss To Cardinals

Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League playoffs when they beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 Sunday for their sixth straight win.

09/29/2013

Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs avoids the tag from Scooter Gennett #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers while stealing second base in the top of the fourth inning at Miller Park on September 17, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Cubs Lose To Brewers 4-3

Pinch-hitter Logan Schafer dropped a suicide squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 walkoff victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

09/17/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cubs’ Samardzija Gives Up 2 homers In 6-0 Loss

Jeff Samardzija has never pitched this much in his life. It might be catching up to him.

670 The Score–09/11/2013

Donnie Murphy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Hit 4 HRs, Power Past Marlins 9-7

Donnie Murphy homered to cap a four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs connected four times Wednesday to beat the Miami Marlins 9-7.

09/04/2013

Giancarlo Stanton. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Child OK After Being Hit By Bat At Cubs Game

An unidentified child is OK after he was hit by Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton’s bat during in the top of the sixth inning in today’s Cubs-Marlins game at Wrigley Field.

670 The Score–09/04/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Samardzija Named NL Player Of The Week

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday the 25th.

670 The Score–08/26/2013

Nate Schierholtz #19 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on a three-run home run scoring teammates Dioner Navarro #30 and Junior Lake #21 during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field on August 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Schierholtz Powers Cubs Past Nationals 11-1

Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, powering Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

08/19/2013

Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds steals second base as Darwin Barney #15 of the Chicago Cubs makes the tag during the fifth inning on August 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Reds 6-4

Shin-Soo Choo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the 11th inning and J.J. Hoover provided terrific relief work on his 26th birthday, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Tuesday night.

08/13/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Samardzija Shelled As Cubs Fall To Phillies 12-1

Jeff Samardzija (6-11) was chased in the fourth inning.

08/08/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Samardizija Admits Contract Talks Weigh On Him On Mound

Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija told reporters after picking up the loss in Saturday’s game against the Dodgers that contract talks with the Cubs have been affecting him on the mound.

08/04/2013

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