|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||11.00||12.00||0.00||3.73||1.23||205.00||70.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 6.1||0||1|| 4.26||0||0||5|
|vs LHB|| 101.0||0||0|| 2.58||0||23||98|
|vs RHB|| 118.2||0||0|| 3.34||0||20||104|
|11/21/2014||Francisco Lindor, SS CLE||Jeff Samardzija, P OAK|
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|11/21/2014||Jeff Samardzija, P OAK|
Courtney Hawkins, RF CHW
|Chris Carter, 1B HOU|
Mike Napoli, C BOS
|11/21/2014||Billy Hamilton, CF CIN|
Taylor Lindsey, SS SD
Jeff Samardzija, P OAK
Amed Rosario, SS NYM
Javier Baez, SS CHC
|Jason Hammel, SP OAK|
Jose Ramirez, 2B CLE
Shin-Soo Choo, OF TEX
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
|Last 10 Games|
Athletics 'very happy' with Jeff Samardzija atop rotation
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(11/19/14) Asked about the possibility of trading starter Jeff Samardzija, Athletics general manager Billy Beane told MLB.com, "Right now, we're very happy to have Jeff at the top of our rotation." Earlier reports indicated Oakland would listen to offers for Samardzija, who went 7-13 with a 2.99 ERA in 33 starts with the Cubs and Athletics.
A's will listen on Jeff Samardzija, Scott Kazmir
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(11/5/14) The Athletics will listen to offers for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir, according to FoxSports.com.
The team isn't actively looking to shop either player, but would listen if any offers came in. Both Samardzija and Kazmir are entering the final years of the their contracts. Samardzija will likely be too expensive to remain in Oakland once his deal ends, while Kazmir could price his way off the team with another solid year.
The club is adamant about keeping third baseman Josh Donaldson. Donaldson is eligible for arbitration for the first time in his career, and should receive a healthy raise, but he's too valuable a piece for the team to trade.
Can Jeff Samardzija be trusted as keeper material?
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/25/14) A year has made all the difference for Jeff Samardzija. Just 12 months ago, he was reaching the end of a slump with the Cubs that lasted nearly four months and produced a 5.15 ERA over 21 starts. Now with the Athletics, Samardzija is finishing off a season marked by consistent and marked improvement.
In my Solving the Riddle series on the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, I've been taking a closer look at players like Samardzija who were sending mixed signals to Fantasy owners heading into 2014. In Samardzija's case, his current season's body of work appears to send a clear message that he can be trusted heading into next season's drafts. For those who remember his inconsistencies of a year ago, there may still be questions about how worthy Samardzija is as a keeper.
I make my case for considering Samardzija as a top 20 starting pitcher for 2015 in the latest installment of the series. His ability to keep the ball in the park is an important factor, but you can get the full analysis here.
Jeff Samardzija twirls a gem in win over Angels
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Athletics pitcher Jeff Samardzija turned in a gem Monday night at home against the Angels, improving to 7-12 on the year. He allowed one unearned run on five hits and no walks while striking out three over seven innings of an 8-4 victory.
Samardzija has not permitted a run over his last two starts (15 innings). He owns a 2.88 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 32 starts (212 2/3 innings). His final start of the regular season will come Saturday at Texas.
Jeff Samardzija strikes out 10 in gem vs. Rangers
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/18/14) Athletics pitcher Jeff Samardzija didn't factor into the decision Wednesday despite giving up just four hits in eight scoreless innings while striking out 10 and walking none in his team's 6-1 defeat against the Rangers.
Samardzija matched his season high for strikeouts in the gem, and he's now delivered 15 innings of scoreless baseball over his last two starts. However, the bullpen blew his lead in the ninth inning to keep him at 6-12. Despite his record, he's been excellent this season, posting a 2.98 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 190:43 K:BB ratio in 205 2/3 innings. Samardzija is slated to face the Angels Monday.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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