A Quote form CNNSI.com
"Samardzija failing in MLB bid?
Posted: Sunday June 10, 2007 09:54AM ET
As Cubs prospect and former Notre Dame star receiver Jeff Samardzija warmed up for his season debut in April, the Brevard County (Fla.) Manatees blasted the USC fight song over the sound system. Samardzija is 0-5 this season. The Cubs bought him out of a possible NFL career in January, guaranteeing him $10 million. He has started 11 games this season, winning none, with a 5.75 ERA, a .349 opponents' batting average and only 20 strikeouts in 52 innings. The Cubs moved him to the bullpen last week."
Let's hope it is just him trying to hard to live up to the expectation of the contract. The kid needs to turn it around. Some say he may be the closer of the future, well he has a lot to prove before he can be that.