Here’s an interesting item that still needs further confirmation before we freak out over it (which we totally shouldn’t anyway, FYI): according to… uh… well, according to this guy, uh… this:
Had 2 rewind DVR 2 make sure heard it right, but ESPN’s Indiana-ND hoops broadcast said Jeff Samardzija has resigned w/ #Cubs for $55 mil.
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) December 14, 2013
CSN Chicago passes the item along, and their skepticism is noted:
Whether or not [ESPN college basketball colour commentator Dan] Dakich has become a source of Cubs news is still up for debate, but there’s at least one person at the Worldwide Leader in Sports who felt the info was suitable for public consumption.
So have the three (or possibly four) pitchers that the Jays have been looking at most seriously just been reduced in number? I don’t think I’m comfortable enough believing one guy on a college basketball telecast to say yes, but… could be. And would be interesting to see how Alex Anthopoulos moves from here if it’s true.
How about… oh, I don’t know… a damn free agent that you don’t have to give up any prospects in order to get???
Anyway, we’ll keep our eyes on this to see if anything develops… at least until it’s time to go out for a rip.
Update: It’s bullshit.
Crotch grab in the direction of Matt Clapp (aka @TheBlogfines) for the heads up.