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Jeff Samardzija rumoured to be trade bait for Oakland A's

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Jeff Samardzija rumoured to be trade bait for Oakland A's

  • American pitcher of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball
  • Played baseball for Chicago Cubs from 2008 to 2014
  • Played football and basketball at University of Notre Dame
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Jeff Samardzija was traded to the Oakland A's in July 2014 from the Chicago Cubs for several players including noted shortstop Addison Russell, pitcher Dan Straily, outfielder Billy McKinney and a player to be named later. 
Jeff Samardzija pitching in game for Chicago
 
He helped the Oakland A's make it to the playoffs where they were eliminated in a one-game wildcard playoff against the Kansas City Royals 9-8 in 12 innings. Now the rumours have started to emerge that the team will likely trade the talented pitcher rather than the team possibly having to pay him a large sum of money after arbitration in the offseason. 
 
Ace pitchers don't just grow on trees despite the belief of many fantasy team owners and Jeff Samardzija is an ace pitcher. To trade him for prospects or young players might be a move that could lead to a revolt by fans as the team has basically made it clear that they will not be able to afford star pitcher Jon Lester in the free agent market.
Jeff Samardzija pitching for Oakland A's
Jeff Samardzija pitching for Oakland A's
 
If the Oakland A's are serious about actually winning a World Series ring and want to prove as such to their fans than they will resist the urge to trade Jeff Samardzija because while they have a good rotation they do not have an ace with the capabilities of him. He is one of the few pitchers in Major League Baseball who when he goes to the mound gives an entire team a sense of relief because they know that usually, 1-3 runs can get them a win. 
 
Hitters relax at the plate because they don't feel if they miss one play or leave a man on base that will cost the game with him on the mound. If Jeff Samardzija is traded by Billy Beane it will be a sign in the view of some social media baseball observers to the Oakland A's fan base of what is important to the team management because he is an ace who over the course of a full season could help make the team a World Series contender if that is the goal.
 
Teams with championship aspirations and who are consistent playoff contenders should not be trading an ace pitcher such as Jeff Samardzija in the view of some baseball observers as it sends a highly visible and loud message to the fans.
Jeff Samardzija talking to media in Oakland
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