Blue Jays talking to Cubs about Jeff Samardzija

Teams have inquired on Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija and the Blue Jays are putting together a package of young players to try and land him, a source tells Bruce Levine of (on Twitter).  For his part, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos didn't deny that he has discussed Samardzija with Chicago in an interview with Jim Bowden of SiriusXM (onTwitter).  Even though Anthopoulos is looking into starters, he insisted that he has yet to make an offer to anyone (link). — MLBTR

We've written extensively about Samardzija here so no need to rehash what was already written.