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Jeff Samardzija

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

A's Fan Shows Off Hilarious Welcome Sign For New Star Pitcher

The Huffington Post | Thomas McKenna | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

Oakland A's fans got their first glimpse of newly-acquired pitcher Jeff Samardzija on Sunday afternoon. While A's fans seemed thrilled to have him, on...

Trade Costs Pitcher Chance To Pitch In All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. A day after Sam...

First-Ever MLB Replay Challenge Made On Opening Day

AP | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Major League Baseball has used expanded replay for the first time, and the umpire's call was confirmed in a game between the Chicag...

'Too Many Guys Are Getting Hurt'

AP | RICK FREEMAN | Posted 06.19.2013 | Sports

-- Cleveland Indians reliever Vinnie Pestano has a recurring dream. A batter hits a line drive right back up the middle and it's screaming toward his...

Samardzija Dominates As Cubs Blank Sox

AP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Jeff Samardzija threw a complete game, two-hit shutout and Julio Borbon hit a two-run home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White ...

Cubs Beat Pirates 3-1 In Season Opener

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

PITTSBURGH -- Jeff Samardzija began the season as the Chicago Cubs' No. 1 starter practically by default thanks to injuries to veterans Matt Garza and...

Samardzija Strikes Out 11 In Cubs' Win Over Astros

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jeff Samardzija struck out a career high-tying 11 in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Monday night. ...

Samardzija Leads Cubs To 2-0 Win Over Pirates

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Chicago

PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija gave up one hit over eight innings and Alfonso Soriano hit two run-scoring doubles as the Chicago Cubs cooled off t...

Cubs Beat Braves 4-1 In Fourth Straight Win

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

ATLANTA -- Jeff Samardzija had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat ...