Hot Stove on Cubs avoiding arbitration with Samardzija
And the Cubs spoke to him on a long term deal. There's a tight rope you walk as a pitcher anybody especially a pitcher because -- sign a long term contract or do you trust that your gonna be healthy he'll continue to be. -- -- you get a big contract in the and we think it was exactly I mean it is you know there's it's no secret they taught them. And then there's no us -- to the reason why the Cubs approach. He and they wanted to team friendly deal they see him being. Until they signed him Jackson the only -- they cannot even being here beyond this season in that rotation. And they really like what -- saw last year the thing is that's marked his. Probably as confident or more confident than any guy in there about his abilities he's got this for a long time he wanted to finish last season. And go after nine innings for the second. This is a guy. He believes that he can be really special in the next couple years and not have to settle for any kind of hometown discounts.
The Hot Stove Panel weighs in on the Cubs' signing Jeff Samardzija to one-year deal and avoiding arbitration with him - 1/22