Jeff Samardzija


BOSTON — With his next start looming on Tuesday, the pursuit of Jeff Samardzija remains in full force.


OAKLAND -– The diagnosis of the A’s problems seems simple enough: A bullpen that can’t get the big outs, accompanied by a defense that isn’t making the crucial plays.


Jeff Samardzija is set to start on Opening Day for the Chicago White Sox. But if the A's had fared better in their Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Royals last year, it might be a different