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Cubs, Jeff Samardzija far apart in salary talks

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08:47 AM ET 01.18 | Interested teams such as the Diamondbacks and Braves believed the Cubs were asking too much in trade proposals for Jeff Samardzija. Now there's currently a gulf over the perceived value of the Cubs' ace, as the team and Samardzija's representative, Mark Rodgers, exchanged salary figures Friday as part of the arbitration process. Samardzija submitted a figure of $6.2 million -- $1.8 million more than the Cubs' offer. The two sides will continue to negotiate before the Feb. 1-21 arbitration hearings. Samardzija understands the process and wasn't upset he couldn't agree to terms.

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January 18, 2014  10:11 AM ET

He's likely to win arbitration; young, strong, put up good numbers for a weak team.
Would win a lot more for a contending team.

January 18, 2014  10:20 AM ET
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He's likely to win arbitration; young, strong, put up good numbers for a weak team. Would win a lot more for a contending team.

Smells like in season trade to me.

January 18, 2014  02:21 PM ET
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Smells like in season trade to me.

He says he wants to stay in Chicago, so if he wins Arbitration that may establish a benchmark for a contract--if neither side gets their ego involved.

January 18, 2014  02:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's likely to win arbitration; young, strong, put up good numbers for a weak team. Would win a lot more for a contending team.

as like the rangers?the yankees?the tigers?because the D'backs are weak in their rotation but that's not the only weak department though,,

January 18, 2014  03:00 PM ET

there are teams who could do better job in their regular season with Samardzija!!

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January 18, 2014  05:03 PM ET

With a career below 500 record I cannot see the arbitrator giving him the raise he is seeking. If the Cubs lose out on Tanaka, then I would pull the string on Jeff and move him for top prospects.

January 18, 2014  08:28 PM ET

So Far Away, Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?

January 18, 2014  08:31 PM ET
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With a career below 500 record I cannot see the arbitrator giving him the raise he is seeking. If the Cubs lose out on Tanaka, then I would pull the string on Jeff and move him for top prospects.

Career below 500 and you want Top Prospects? Who do you think this guy is! Ike Davis?

January 18, 2014  08:33 PM ET
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So Far Away, Doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore?

Does anybody really know what time it is ?????




Does anybody really care ????

January 18, 2014  09:04 PM ET
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Career below 500 and you want Top Prospects? Who do you think this guy is! Ike Davis?

Nice

 
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