"Chicago's First Interactive Message Board For Fans"Prev postNext post Chicago Cubs Rumors – Most educated Chicago Cubs fans knew that they were going to shop Jeff Samardzija after he signed a one year contract prior to this season. Often times players don’t even know that this is going on, but the Cubs have a different way of treating these situations. It looks like Samardzija is trying to lobby for a trade thanks to advice from former teammate Matt Garza. Samardzija Lists His Condo The condo, 3351 N. Southport Unit #3, in Lakeview has been rented out by Samardzija for some time. Originally bought in 2008 for $710,000 the unit was listed last month for $695,000 as reported by Bob Goldsborough of the Chicago Tribune. Jeff Samardzija’s Condo Listing Matt Garza’s Advice Current Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza went through a very similar situation with the Cubs last season. The organization was in the same process of trying to acquire young prospects and Garza was not part of the long term plans. Garza told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times what the Cubs said to him. “We knew already though. They finally put it like, ‘Hey, we’re rebuilding, don’t get comfortable.’ You just take it with a grain of salt and enjoy the time while you’re there.” Garza also told Samardzija to prep for the same situation. “I told him to prep for it,” Garza said. “I told him if they couldn’t come to [an extension agreement] to prep for it. …” Samardzija is Preparing Samardzija did not receive the long term extension he wanted and Garza warned him to prepare for it. The news of him putting his condo up a month before the season starts is a good sign that he’s already on his way out. While fans probably won’t know for some time whether or not the Cubs told him, it would be a safe assumption. Losing $15,000 on his condo isn’t the worst thing to happen to him but when he’s traded…do you think Samardzija will want to kick the Cubs teeth in like Garza? ———- Sources: Block Shopper Chicago; Chicago Tribune; Chicago Sun-Times Photo: Bleacher Report Prev postNext post Note: This website contains an assortment of articles written by Chicago fans with their own opinion, each reflecting their own point of view. For this reason, you may see conflicting reactions. Sports Mockery is the combined collection of all these publications for your enjoyment. 19 Responses Newer Comments » Kristopher Lee Norton March 25, 2014 From what I understand it was rental property that Darin Barney was renting and has moved out of. More likely a sign that a Barney is gone. Log in to Reply Marc-Louis Paprzyca March 26, 2014 It may or may not have said it was rented in the article. There is also other information in the article that would lead you to believe he is leaving. Log in to Reply Kevin Conn March 25, 2014 WE WILL TAKE HIM IN NEW YORK!! GO YANKEE’S!!! Log in to Reply Newer Comments » Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.