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Come To Think Of It: Counterpoint On the Dubious Samardzija Promotion

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

My top writer in the Chicago Cubs Community, Tab Bamford, recently wrote a counter to my previous piece on why I thought the move of Samardzija from Iowa to the bullpen didn't make sense.

I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to elaborate on the rationale behind my belief that the promotion of Jeff Samardzija to the bullpen is vexing, at best.

First, as I wrote, my reaction to the move has nothing to do with Luis Vizcaino. Nothing personal, but good riddance to the man. I never liked the trade and would much rather have Jason Marquis as our fifth man in the rotation at this point.

Recognizing that, I will dismiss the talk about Vizcaino, as I suspect that neither one of us, Tab, will likely lose any...

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