Intense and humongous Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija loaded all of his 6-foot-5 heft into a mighty hack at this meatball from Rockies rookie Antonio Senzatela, blasting it 446 feet to right center for the longest homer smacked by a pitcher in the Statcast era. Behold:
ESPN’s David Schoenfield had a cool story this morning about Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who has walked one batter in seven starts since April 28. It’s historic!
The NHL has a “third man in” rule, which penalizes a player who jumps into a fight with a game misconduct. MLB has no such formal rule, but it sort of worked out that way anyway. Michael Morse, the third man in on the Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland fight that cleared both benches on Monday, was leveled by the fourth…
If we’re being honest, the true heroes of last night’s awesome White Sox vs. Royals brawl weren’t the players on the field. Yordano Ventura’s quick-pitching and foul mouth may have started the whole thing, and Jeff Samardzija may have done more than his part to turn it into a riot, but their work was easily trumped by…
At 1:12 a.m. ET, Jon Heyman broke the news that the Oakland A's had traded Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox:
Good news, Jeff Samardzija! You are now a starting pitcher for the Athletics, owners of the best record in baseball. It may smell like old, decaying, actual shit in Oakland, but that's just a modern plumbing problem, not an ancient, metaphorical one like your old home.
After screwing up a bunt in last night's game against the Reds, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija channeled the irate spirit of Carlos Zambrano and snapped his bat over his leg. SAMARDZIJA MAD.
Jeff Samardzija has started 10 games for the Cubs this year, and in those 10 games he has pitched 68 innings, struck out 54 batters, and allowed just 11 earned runs. In three of those starts, he allowed zero earned runs; he allowed just one earned run in three other starts. Jeff Samardzija has a 1.46 ERA, and his…
I don't know why you'd want this unless you planned to clone Jeff Samardzija, but hey: we don't judge.
Spring training photo day is a second (or fifth) chance to make a first impression. No matter that Jeff Samardzija had had four largely irrelevant seasons in Chicago. This is 2012, and it's a new start, and a hairy intense Samardzija wants you out of those pants and in his bed before he's done smelling his fingers.…
Not every tip we've received about Jeff Samardzija has been negative. He has his defenders, too, and some pretty dedicated ones. So in the interests of fair play and equal time here's a very thoughtful defense of "The Shark."
Believe it or not, we actually have some updates about Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija's "sad" Daytona past. And if they are to believed...well, they're pretty boring. Hey, that's just how (some) investigative journalism gets done.
Jeff Samardzija's Major League Baseball career has been less than stellar (2010 ERA: 108.00!), but if sponsored internet smack is to be believed, his minor league career (specifically, the "off the field late night activities" part) was quite interesting indeed.