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Cubs Decline Samardzija, But Offer Fresh Opportunity

By bullpenbrian - November 2, 2011 - 2:01 am Leave a comment.

It’s clear the Cubs didn’t get their moneys worth from the 5-yr, $10M contract Jim Hendry gave Jeff Samardzija in 2007, which is why the Cubs new brass has declined his $3M option for 2012.

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Cubs-Cards Will Miss La Russa

By bullpenbrian - November 1, 2011 - 1:01 am Leave a comment.

“Me personally, I think it’s time to step away for a long while.” ~Tony La Russa

Give Tony La Russa credit for going out on top. There’s no better way to walk away from the game than a World Champion.

It seems such a simple decision, but doesn’t happen nearly enough, as evident by the fact La Russa is the first ever manager to retire immediately following a championship victory.

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