Feb. 14 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 HE22:13 GMT6:13 CST3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Samardzija isn't sure where he'll be by the end of the season. Analisis: He's a good candidate to be traded by the Chicago Cubs given his one-year contract and he's determined to pitch well whether he stays put or switches teams. Samardzija says he'll increase his value ''as much as possible,'' which will lead to the organization keeping him or getting more in a trade.
Feb. 8 6:18 PM PT7:18 PM MT8:18 PM CT9:18 PM ET21:18 HE2:18 GMT10:18 CST7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST9:48 PM VEN6:18 UAE (+1)8:18 PM CT-The Chicago Cubs and starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija have agreed to a one-year, $5,345,000 contract, avoiding arbitration. The deal announced Saturday leaves the Cubs with no remaining players in arbitration. Analisis: Samardzija asked for $6.2 million and was offered $2,765,000 after going 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA last year, when he made $2,765,000. The 29-year-old right-hander could be a candidate to be traded after he and the team were unable to come to terms on a long-term contract.