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2016 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings - MLB Trade Rumors

Tim Dierkes assesses the potential free agents.

We’re about 45% of the way through the 2015 MLB season, and free agency looms for several of the game’s star players.  It’s time for a new installment of the 2016 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings.


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Baseball Prospectus | Daisy Cutter: Shark Tank

The solution to Samardzija’s problems may not be that simple. It’s easy to say that he should just go to pitches that worked for him in the past more often; but currently, those pitches—the sinker and the split—are getting hit and hit hard. He’s using his slider, but he’s missing with it badly and frequently. Those are pitches that helped lead him to his best season ever, and they don’t appear to be having the same effect as they once did.

There’s no easy fix here. Samardzija has to find his command and get his pitch usage and sequencing right. That’s certainly not out of the question—we already saw Samardzija emerge as a great starter despite every bit of evidence we had suggesting he wouldn’t. However, until that happens, the White Sox won’t be able to boast the devastating one-two punch at the top of their rotation that they expected to have when the season began.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 15, 2015 at 11:10 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Jeff Samardzija ready for future - Chicago Tribune

If he’s not looking for top dollar, I’m sure he will have plenty of teams lined up not to give it to him.

“I’m not looking for top dollar,” Samardzija said. ”For me, it’s good to see those guys are compensated. But I think if you look at maybe outside of Shields, who maybe didn’t get his first choice, you look at Jon and Max and couple other guys, the big thing for them is they went somewhere they wanted to go to, and they were excited about where they were going to.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 27, 2015 at 11:18 AM | 8 comment(s)
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