MIAMI – Look for the Jeff Samardzija trade talks to accelerate now that the Cubs have checked in again to see what the asking price would be for a long-term extension.
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.
Catcher Tyler Flowers thinks Hector Noesi could be dangerous if he continues to pitch with confidence.
Tuesday’s night performance could only bolster Noesi’s belief.