Sunday, June 15, 2014

Giants Showing Strong Interest in Cubs' Jeff Samardzija

Around this time of year, it's a well known fact to us all that trade rumors are everywhere.

Whether they're the ones that say teams aren't interested or the ones that say clubs are, they're always intriguing, even when they say the exact opposite of what you want.

That scenario has unfortunately come true today, as USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Giants are showing strong interest in Cubs Pitcher Jeff Samardzija.

As of now, it's unknown how close the two actually are to a deal, as the Cubs are also rumored to have had discussions with others.

Still, this news is pretty unsettling for the Yankees, who are currently in need of a starting pitcher.

Their ace, CC Sabathia, will be out past the All-Star Break, while their #5 man Michael Pineda and #3 Ivan Nova will be absent until August and next year, respectively. 

To put it simply, they're a little short-handed right now, as fill-ins Vidal Nuno and David Phelps have been inconsistent.

Samardzija, the most coveted starter on this year's market, currently holds a dominant 2.77 ERA, the 17th-best in baseball. 

Contributing to that statistic was a May 21 outing against the Yankees, where he tossed a scoreless 7 innings in a no-decision. 

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