It’s looking increasingly likely that Jeff Samardzija won’t stick around through the Chicago Cubs’ rebuilding, as Chicago Now’s Tom Loxas has added the Pittsburgh Pirates to his list of suitors.

Although he’s ridiculously talented, Samardzija is not necessarily the best pitcher on the trading block. (Spoiler alert: he definitely isn’t.) The Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals all have interest in him, according to Loxas, but there are a handful of other top-of-the-rotation options on the market.

This article features Cy Young Award winners, Rookie of the Year finalists and world champions, along with the insider rumors that link each of them to new teams.


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