Jeff Samardzija

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MIAMI – Reed Johnson played Cubs general manager for the “Superhero” road trip before the 2012 trade deadline, putting on a wig, pressing his cell phone to his ear and channeling Jed Hoyer.

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After beating up Ryne Sandberg and the Phillies, the North Siders will face the Miami Marlins on the road and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field this week.

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PHILADELPHIA – The $52 million contract already put a target on Edwin Jackson’s back, and he’ll be front and center when the Cubs trade away 40 percent of their rotation again.

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PHILADELPHIA – The Cubs will really need Jake Arrieta when they trade away 40 percent of their rotation again.

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PHILADELPHIA – Jeff Samardzija is a homegrown player who’s not afraid of the big-market pressures. He has the 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame to carry 200 innings.

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