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Don’t Rush Samardzija!

By bullpenbrian - August 13, 2009 - 2:45 am Leave a comment.

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The Cubs better be careful with Jeff Samardzija.

It doesn’t take long for major league hitters to ruin a young pitcher’s confidence.

At some point, of course, you have to get Jeff’s feet wet as a starter, but as I’ve said all season long, this kid isn’t big league ready yet–as a starter or reliever.

That’s not Samardzija’s fault, either–he’s just 23-years-old.  And so what if he needs another year of minor league seasoning under his belt.

The Cubs, however, don’t seem as patient. They’ve continuously bounced Samardzija between Triple-A and the major leagues.

I think it’s a noticeable disservice to the young man, especially rushing the guy to The Show as a reliever when you want him to start?

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