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Friday, January 19, 2007

Jeff Samardzija

The mystery surrounding Jeff is finally over, the will be wont he sign with the Cubs, the will he or wont he enter the NFL draft is finally over. Jeff signed a 5 year 8 million deal with the Cubs on Friday to secure his future in the MLB.

Jeff started out well as a right handed pitcher finishing second in the Big East Conference in both ERA (2.95) and opponents' batting average (.209), and being named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine.

Jeff is one of the few people who have a choice which professional sport to go into, and many thought he would enter the 2007 NFL draft after he was selected as one of the three finalists for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's top wide receiver.

However Jeff saw his future in the MLB with the Cubs and now he is signed up he will start the season most probably at Class A Daytona.

Welcome to the Cubs Jeff.


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