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Giants: Pros and cons of trading veteran starter Jeff Samardzija

Nick San Miguel
SF Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SF Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Pro #2: Young starters get more opportunities

If Samardzija were traded, it would open the door to young starters like Tyler Beede, Logan Webb, Andrew Suarez, and Dereck Rodriguez to step up and take hold of a spot in the rotation

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.