Samardzija Update and Cubs/Cardinals

I won’t brag about every Jeff Samardzija accomplishment on Ivy Envy.  Let’s be clear, my man-crush is on Matt Murton.  But I have never owned any Cubs shirt/jersey with a name on the back and when Jeff Samardzija makes it to the Cubs and is issued a number, I will own one.  I almost feel like I should apologize to Ryne Sandberg for saying that. 

Jeff Samardzija took the hill in Oklahoma City against the Rangers Triple A Affiliate.  Samardzija earned a win, going over 6 innings, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits.  He walked 3 and struck out 6.  He is now 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA with Iowa.  Samardzija was gifted Continue reading

Jim Edmonds in Cubbie Blue

Apparently, all Jim Edmonds needs to do is pass a physical and he’ll be a member of the Chicago Cubs.  I have disliked Jim Edmonds for years.  I’m sure he’s thrilled to be reunited with Jason Marquis (see below).

Edmonds

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The Morning After

*  I’m a Cubs fan.  I should know better than to publically display optimism.  Ted Lilly is now 0-3 and has not had his ERA below 9.00 since his first game.  I knew better than expect a repeat performance of last year (15-8, 3.83 ERA), but he’s been just awful so far.   Continue reading