ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that the Cubs "plan to do some serious listening" on right-hander Jeff Samardzija at next week's Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports believes that the Orioles could have interest in dealing for Jeff Samardzija.
Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports that the Blue Jays are "putting together a package of young players" in trade talks with the Cubs regarding Jeff Samardzija.
David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reports that the Cubs have discussed a multi-year contract extension with Jeff Samardzija.
ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Cubs and Diamondbacks are expected to continue their trade talks regarding Jeff Samardzija into the offseason.
Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs over seven innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Jeff Samardzija gave up six runs for the season straight outing Wednesday in a loss to the Reds.
Jeff Samardzija was tagged for six runs in six innings by the Marlins on Wednesday.
Jeff Samardzija pitched eight innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Padres on Saturday.
Jeff Samardzija went the distance against the Nationals on Monday, allowing six hits in the Cubs' 11-1 win.
Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Tuesday.
Jeff Samardzija was knocked around for nine runs on 11 hits over 3 1/3 innings Thursday against the Phillies.
Jeff Samardzija surrendered three runs in six innings Saturday as the Cubs fell to the Dodgers.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs will try to lock up Jeff Samardzija or trade him over the winter.