Good news! The Cubs and Jeff Samardzija are apparently on speaking terms again. Or, rather, they’re speaking about terms.
It’s been assumed for a while now that Samardzija is going to be traded, whether that trade come this summer, this winter, or next summer. Both sides have talked about a long-term extension, but they were always too far apart to come to an agreement. Now apparently that’s changed.
Yahoo’s Jeff Passan is currently rolling out a series examining the offseasons that every team in baseball has had, and on Friday it was the Cubs turn. Now, I’ll ignore the fact that it’s incredibly hard to judge a team’s offseason when there is still a month left before teams even report to spring training, and the regular season doesn’t start for nearly three months. Instead I’ll just focus on what Passan wrote about the Cubs offseason.
In short, he is not impressed with the Cubs.