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Stop Blaming Cubs’ Losing Streak on Samardzija Trade

July 9th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Tim Duxbury

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Since Trading Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics last weekend, the Chicago Cubs’ are 0-5 and some Cubs fans are wining. Stop it. That trade had next to nothing to do with the Cubs’ current skid. Coming into each of their respective series with the Cubs both teams who have contributed to the Cubs’ struggles were hot.  The Cincinnati Reds were riding a solid record of 8-4 in their last 12 and the first place Washington Nationals had won five in a row before taking on the Cubs.

Plus, only Jeff Samardzija’s spot in the rotation has come up since the trade happened and let’s be honest, at 2-7 with the Cubs this year, the team wasn’t exactly raking in the wins on days when he started. So blaming the Cubs’ current losing streak on two guys who would have only played seven innings during the five game streak is absolutely absurd.

The Cubs are a last place team that is very young and has significant holes in their roster; they are going to go on losing streaks. The fact that their latest streak came after a big trade, that oh by the way has put them in a great position to compete down the road, is irrelevant at this point.

So stop complaining and go back to being the best fans in baseball.


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Tags: Baseball, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Jason Hammel, Jeff Samardzija, MLB, Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals

One Response to “Stop Blaming Cubs’ Losing Streak on Samardzija Trade”

  1.  JamieR. says:

    I agree. Jeff Samardzija did not want to be a Cub any more. He wanted traded. I wish him well and hope he has a winning season. Just not against us. As for Jason Hammel. Not so sure about him wanting to be traded. Kinda wish they would have kept him.
    I agree in what the Cubs Front office is doing. WE didn’t have a chance in H### of winning it all this year but who knows within the next few years they could very well do it. Just hang in there and lets ride it out this year and see what happens next year. Sure they may have another losing year next year and maybe the year after that. But either way Me and the Wife will always be there to root for them and stand beside them till the end. So I do believe that is what you call “” TRUE CUBS FANS”".
    So if you are a True Fan of the CUBS. You will let it go and get back to rooting them on. Stop trashing the CUBS.
    Die Hard Fans From KY.

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