Pro #2: Young starters get more opportunities
All of those pitchers have had opportunities over the course of the last two seasons, but none of them has shown the consistency required for a regular rotation spot.
If Samardzija were moved, it would provide more opportunities for at least one of those young starters to separate himself from the pack and establish himself as a long-term option going forward.
Perhaps the opening provided by the Shark’s departure would be all that one of them needs to reach their full potential.
Those are the two biggest pros of a Samardzija trade. Now let’s examine some of the cons.