THE “EMERGENCE” OF JEFF SAMARDZIJA
I got a kick out of reading this in the Trib this morning:
“The Cubs probably would be seeking another left-handed hitter for the bench and have some veteran pitchers who are available because of Jeff Samardzija’s emergence.”
Heh heh. Truly, I don’t mean to come off as a hater. But the love for this guy is just off the charts and disproportionate to anything he has done so far. Hasn’t anyone learned that you shouldn’t fall in love with Cubs prospects that are power pitchers? Break your heart, friend.
What is this “emergence”? He’s pitched in a grand total of 3 MLB games. He’s allowed runs in 2 of them. If you are a Cubs fan, is this the addition to the bullpen you are looking for? Or would you rather see a veteran added?
I hope Samardzija is the story of the 2nd half. I hope he’s a successful Cub for many, many years. Both of those may happen. But for this year, with the deadline fast approaching, I’m hoping Hendry gets one more veteran arm. Becuase even if this kid is lights out the rest of the way, they still will need an addition to that pen.
[tags]Cubs, Jeff Samardzija, Jim Hendry[/tags]