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Chicago Cubs: Why Jeff Samardzija Makes Sense Now

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

My distinguished B/R colleague Bob Warja broke the news to us yesterday that the Chicago Cubs are bringing Jeff Samardzija back to Chicago from Iowa on Thursday. Warja then asked why.

As I promised in my comment on his news brief, my opinion is that this makes great sense for the Cubs right now on a number of levels.

The displaced member of the Cubs' major league roster appears to be veteran Luis Vizcaino. Vizcaino was acquired from Colorado for Jason Marquis in a straight-up trade before Spring Training began in a cost-cutting move.

The easiest reason to pinpoint for this move is that Vizcaino historically stinks against left handed hitters and Neal Cotts is struggling right now.

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