It seems a foregone conclusion that Jeff Samardzija will be traded, but now the question is who will get him and what will they have to give up?
Speculation is running rampant about possible landing spots for the Cubs ace, with multiple teams believed to be in the hunt. You can add the San Francisco Giants to the list of teams pursuing Samardzija.
According to Bob Nightengale, the Giants may be one of the front-runners.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 15, 2014
At least six teams are interested in Samardzija? That’s music to Theo Epstein’s ears. With that many teams involved in the bidding, the Cubs will score a massive package.
And if they can also flip Jason Hammel, who is arguably having a better season than Samardzija, the Cubs will have themselves a whole ton of prospects to stash in the minors for the next two-to-three years while the big club continues languishing in sub-mediocrity in their crumbling ball park full of drunken, ticked off fans.
If the Giants add Samardzija to their already-formidable rotation? It might be game over in the NL West.
But yeah, you’re right, somehow he’ll end up on the Yankees. That’s what everyone expects, correct?